Liverpool, Aston Villa light up Adamu Yola Cup

By Olamide Oyetunji - The much-awaited Adamu Yola Cup round of 16 will officially kick off on 17 December at the Billiri Township Stadium in Gombe State.

The qualification rounds started on Monday 30th November 2020 in all four Local Government Areas of Gombe South, namely Balanga, Billiri, Kaltungo and Shongom.

Defending champions All Stars are joined by Aston Villa, Liverpool, Pakolin, Awai United, Bare City, God Wonder, Dinge Flying Bees, Panwa United, Lashadar United, Balanga, Talase United, Tangland United, Pero Boys, Kilang United and Balanga in the round of 16.

Chairman, Organising Committee, Promise Uwaeme disclosed to newsmen on Monday that matches will be played at Billiri Township Stadium and Obasanjo Stadium.

"We want to improve on Adamu Yola Cup every year. Matches will be played at Billiri Township Stadium and Obasanjo Stadium," Promise Uwaeme said.

According to him, the football championship is to enable players, who are talented in football horn their skills at the grassroots level.

He stated that the championship would also be a mentorship programme to put Nigerian footballers on the right path.

Round of 16 Fixtures:

Aston Villa Vs Liverpool FC 

Pakolin Vs Awai United 

Bare City Vs God Wonder 

Dinge Flying Bees Vs Panwa United

Lashadar United Vs All Stars 

Balanga Vs Talase United 

Tangland United Vs Pero Boys 

Kilang United Vs Balanga

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