The Lagos Pre-Season Tournament will see 16 teams competing when hostilities begin on Monday, 18 September, 2023 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan.
The draws for the tournament was held on Thursday, 7 September, 2023 inside the board room of the Lagos State Football Association secretariat at Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, as BugaBet announced support for the tournament.
The pre season tournament was put together by the LSFA to support the state teams ahead of the forthcoming season with three Nigeria National League and 13 Nationwide League One clubs participating in the five day football fiesta.
The draws which was concluded by the technical committee headed by the Vice Chairman of the LSFA, Liameed Gafar, saw the teams pulled into four groups of four teams each for the preliminary round.
First Bank FC, Real Sapphire, Lekki United and Broad City were drawn Group A while Tradesafe Sport FC, A.S Racine, Emmydinho FC and BYT FC are in Group B.
Smart City FC, Okaka FC, TCCG FC and Dannaz FC are in Group C while 2023 Lagos FA Cup Champions, Ikorodu City are pitched in Group C alongside Spartans FC, Magic Stars and Buruj FC.
First Bank FC and Real Sapphire will play in the opening match of the tournament with eight matches scheduled for each day during the group phase.
The Lagos pre season tournament will climax with the third place playoff and final on Friday, 22 September, 2023.