By Olajide Idowu
Osogbo (NAN) Osun United FC on Monday in Lagos began its quest for hounour among other Nigeria National League (NNL) teams at the maiden South-West Preseason Tournament which will end on Thursday.

The club’s Media Manager, Tunde Shamsudeen, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Monday.

According to the statement, the players and official arrived in Lagos on Sunday evening and intensified their preparation for the new NNL season.

“The preseason tournament is the initiative of the South-West Football Association Chairmen to get the clubs in the NNL ready for the new season.

“Grouping for the tournament has been made as thus; Ikorodu United, Crown FC, First Bank and Afe Babalola FC in Group A, while Group B has Osun United, Gateway United, My People FC and AS Racine.

The statement quoted the Osun United Head Coach, Duke Udi, as saying that the tournament would enhance his side’s performance.

“We have some new players in our team who were impressive during our screening exercise.

“We want to use this event to size them and the entire team up as we continue with preparations for the forthcoming league,’’ Udi said.

Osun United will begin their quest in the 5-day soccer fiesta by 2 p.m. on Monday against Gateway United FC at the Onikan Stadium.

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