A total of 24 teams are participating in the 2021 edition of the Port Harcourt City Leaque which kicked-off over the weekend at the Joseph Yobo mini-stadium at D/Line in Port Harcourt.
The teams include the defending champions, SKE Football Club, Port Harcourt City FC, Fidwax FC, IAUE Sealions, Amabassadors Soccer Academy, Paris Glodek FC, Corinthians FC, Dumo United and Elekahia United Football club that were drawn in Group B.
Other teams in Group A are; the runners-up of the last edition, Dolphins Football club, D/Line Utd, Port Harcourt Football Academy, Legend FC, RSU Dolphins, MCWJEF Soccer Academy.
Also in the group are Ororo FC, Salvation Boys, NAFSkyhawk FC, Port Harcourt United, Mountain of Fire and Miracle (MFM) football club and Friends’ football club.
Our correspondent gathered that the two groups format was to ensure a hitch-free competition as more teams registered for this years championship, which the organizers promised will be a remarkable one.
It was also learnt that all teams are battle ready to clinch the giant trophy and prize, and are hopeful that the end of the completion, national coaches would pick talented players for their clubsides.
The curtain raiser of the completion was between D/Line United and Dolphins Football Club at Joseph Yobo Mini-stadium, D/Line, Port Harcourt over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the coach player and veteran midfielder of RSU Dolphins FC, Sam Lador said they were inspired by what they saw the players at the last edition and decided to join this year as the competition was aimed at catching them young.
Coach Lador said his boys were ready for exploit as they are vibrant, proactive and willing to showcase their talents and make the institute proud.
In the same vein, coach David Egbiri of the Ignatius Ajuru University said he want his players to gain exposure in the league to keep them in good shape since the NUGA Games is no longer in existence, adding that they will use the league to showcase their talents and improve themselves.