“Aston Villa is a huge football club and this was too good an opportunity to miss out on. “I’m looking forward to getting to know my new team-mates over in Portugal at our pre-season training camp and I can’t wait to get started.” Bunn started his professional career at Northampton before moving on to Blackburn and also enjoying loan spells at Leicester and Sheffield United. He joined Norwich in 2012 and went on to make 31 appearances for the Canaries. The 30-year-old moves to the West Midlands after his contract at Norwich had expired and with veteran Villa goalkeeper Shay Given understood to be on the brink of joining Premier League rivals Stoke. “I’m delighted to find myself working with Tony Parks again as he was the goalkeeping coach at Norwich City so he knows me really well,” Bunn told the official Villa website. Press Association Aston Villa have signed goalkeeper Mark Bunn on a two-year deal, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.
The championship which would take place at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode between November 25 and December 4, will feature Kano Pillars, Enyimba Int’l FC of Aba, Niger Tornadoes of Minna, MFM FC of Lagos, Sunshine Stars of Akure, FC Ebedei of Sagamu, Remo Stars, Crown FC of Ogbomosho, Supreme Court FC of Abuja and Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi.According to the General Coordinator of the tournament, Tunde Shamsudeen, grouping of the ten teams have been made as thus; Group A Kano Pillars, FC Ebedei, MFM FC, Niger Tornadoes and Sunshine Stars. While Group B drawn Enyimba Int’l FC, Crown FC, Lobi Stars, Supreme Court and Remo Stars.He noted that the teams are expected to play 4 group matches with the first two teams with highest number of points qualify for the semi-finals.“The tournament will be of high level and is basically to ignite the spirit of the game and to also help the teams test their players before the league season proper,” Shamsudeen said.There is a giant befitting trophy, cash prize, Gold and Silver medals for the winner courtesy of Senator Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari, a trophy for the runners up donated by NFF Executive Board Member, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, plaques for the Top Scorer and MVP by Naija League Magazine, and the two finalist will be entitle to brand new jerseys courtesy of OWU SportswearShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram All is set for the fourth edition of Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament as clubs have confirmed their participation.Last year finalists Kano Pillars and Supreme Court will engage eight other clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Nigeria National League (NNL) and Nationwide League One (NLO) in a 10-Day soccer fiesta.