The 2022 AMAPRO Championships will commence in Ilorin on Monday 8th of August, 2022 with mouthwatering opening day clashes in all the four groups.
In the draws and fixtures announced on Saturday in Ilorin, 16 participating teams have been paired into four groups with four teams each.
Group A have the defending champions NNL All Stars with Jazzy Stars from Jos, HMK FC from Osogbo and AMAPRO Selected Sporting Academy.
Pro Leaguers, Terworh Sports Club, Kwara Football Academy and Abraysport FC made up of teams in Group B.
Group C have ABS FC, Dickalo FA, Success Tiyu FA and DA Faria FC while Group comprises of NPFL All Stars, Gateway FC, Barrier Sport Club and Laycon FA.
The opening day fixtures will see Abraysport FC taking on Kwara Football Academy by 8am at the KFA Pitch A while ABS FC will engage Dickalo FA at the Pitch B at the same time.
Match billed for 10am of the opening day will see the Pro Leaguers taking on Terworh SC at Pitch A as Da Faria FC from Lagos faces Success Tiyu Academy at the Pitch B.
AMAPRO SSA against HMK FC (Pitch A) and Barrier SC against Gateway FA at Pitch B of the KFA are the matches fixed for 2pm on Monday.
Jazzy Stars’ encounter with NNL All Stars will be taking place at Pitch B by 4pm as the match between NPFL All Stars and Laycon FA at the Pitch A will be used for the Opening Ceremony.
Subsequent matches in group stage will also take place on Tuesday and Wednesday at the same venues while the final will be decided on Sunday 14th of August at the Main Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin.
BrainBehind the competition, Shogo Shodunnke told newsmen in Ilorin that new grounds will be broken in this year’s edition as scouts from Europe, UK and around the world will be presents to pick exceptional talents.
Shodunnke stressed that other innovations like live streaming, players’ stats, games’ stats among others will be introduced.
He added that the championship is still open for more partnerships to make it more colorful and memorable.
NNL Allstars defeated Abraysport FC by penalties in last year’s final.