Clubs to win over N100m As Naija Super 8 Football Tourney Debuts
The competition’s organisers, Flykite Productions, stated during the launch at the prestigious Marriot Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, that the objective of NAIJA Super 8 is to build a more enduring romance with the game domestically.
Chief Executive Officer, Flykite Productions, Jenkins Alumona, explained that 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. Best player in every match wins N250,000,” he said.
Alumona appreciated MTN Nigeria, Pepsi, Moniepoint, SuperSport, and DStv for sponsoring the NAIJA Super 8 tournament.
Disclosing the modalities for the competition, Alumona said football fans across the country will vote for their favourite clubs from the six geo-political zones of the country.
The two clubs with the highest vote tallies in each zone will tackle each other at the zonal play-offs scheduled to hold at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, from 1-3 June.
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.
Alumona also disclosed that voting channels will be open April 10, adding that votes will be collated by a globally renowned independent audit firm to ensure credibility of the process.