The Anambra Football Association (ANSFA) has called for entries from teams interested in participating in the inaugural ‘My Anambra Football’ Super 8 tournament set to hold in February 2021.
The organising committee of the tournament headed by Oliver Ndigwe through the FA Secretary, Chijioke Onyedika has released the timetable and guidelines confirming that the tournament will start with zonal playoffs.
The FA says that “the future of football resides in the grassroots and in recognition of this fact the Super 8 will cut across all the three senatorial zones of the state.”
It will start as zonal knockout competitions comprising 16 teams in each zone, with the best two teams in each qualifying for the Super 8 proper at the state level.
The zonal playoffs are scheduled to run from February 1 to 6th.
The tournament organised by the state FA and sponsored by Aspire Football Club, Adazi-Ani will see the winner grab an already acquired Nationwide League Division 2 slot. There is also cash prize of five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000) in addition to a giant trophy, medals and sets of jerseys.
The second placed team will get N400,000 while the 3rd-placed team will receive N200, 000.
The annual tournament according to Amakom Augustine Okoye is “Aspire’s way of ensuring football’s development in the state.”
It is expected that the final of the tournament will be staged in grand style inside the New Awka City Stadium which is said to be set for completion.