Naija Super 8 tournament winner to get 25 million Naira

Naija Super 8 tournament winner to get 25 million Naira

GRASSROOTS Naija Super 8 tournament winner to get 25 million Naira

Hassan Abdulsalam 21:46 - 29.03.2023

Naija Super 8 tournament is an off-season football competition

The organizers of the Naija Super 8 tournament have revealed that the winner will get N25 million naira.

The Naija Super Eight, an off-season football competition to rekindle affection for the domestic game, was launched in Lagos.

NAIJA Super 8
NAIJA Super 8 Press conference

The competition’s organizers, Flykite Productions, stated after the debut that NAIJA Super 8's goal is to create a more enduring domestic romance with the game.

Chief Executive Officer, of Flykite Productions, Jenkins Alumona, explained that the NAIJA Super 8 is a game-changing intervention to re-ignite and sustain excitement in club football in Nigeria.

“We are excited to announce to you NAIJA Super 8, which we believe is a paradigm-shifting tournament, as it aims to bring back the excitement for the fans, players, club owners, and other stakeholders in the game.

“NAIJA Super 8 will bring many innovations into club football with world-class coverage and analyses. All the matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport. Each team earns N3 million per game.

‘The runner-up trophy comes with N9 million, while the winner of the NAIJA Super 8 tournament gets N25 million. The best player in every match wins N250,000,” he said.

Naija Super 8
Naija Super 8

MTN Nigeria, Pepsi, Moniepoint, SuperSport, and DStv are sponsors of the NAIJA Super 8 tournament.

Disclosing the modalities for the competition, Alumona said football supporters from all around the nation will vote for their preferred teams from among the six geopolitical regions of the nation.

For the zonal play-offs, which are slated to take place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on June 1-3, the two clubs with the highest vote totals in each zone will face off against one another.

The six best teams at the play-offs will be joined by two wildcard entries to be revealed after the play-offs. The eight teams will participate in the tournament proper, to be held at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos, from 17-25 June.

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