Group B at the 2019 Ahlan Cup can be said to be the proverbial ‘Group of Death’ in Nigeria’s biggest pre-season football tournament.
The draws conducted in Kano on Saturday night put Kano Pillars, Plateau United, Rivers United, Yobe Dessert Stars and Kada City in Group B.
Kano Pillars won the tournament last year while Plateau United and Rivers United play in the top-flight league.
Group A has Katsina United, Jigawa Golden Stars, Lobi Stars, Nasarawa United and Abia Warriors.
Group C and D look light as Wikki Tourists, Sokoto United, Kwara United, Pataskum Academy and Kano Selected will battle in C while Rarara FC, ElKanemi, DMD and Enyimba make up Group D.
The tournament begins on Sunday, October 6, 2019.