Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo is very hopeful that the ongoing Trophy 5-a-Aside tournament will not only boost grassroots football in Nigeria but could also produce quite a bunch of talented footballers for clubs and the country.
Yobo who is a Brand Ambassador for the competition has praised Trophy Lager for the grassroots competition.
He said, “I hope that this produces future legends and talents for teams. We want to see players grow from the grassroots to international fame and which this programme can achieve.”
Over 380 teams registered for the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour tournament barely two weeks after its launch on February 26.
The 10-man teams which were recruited through in-bar accreditations across Lagos, Osun, Ogun and Oyo states will be represented their communities in a round-robin stage, after which winners proceeded to the knock out stages. The campaign which is running for 10 weeks will produce a final winner by May 12, 2019.
The in-bar activation which commenced March 7 recorded such a success.
The winning team will take home N3 million cash prize, meet with, renowned African football superstar, Samuel Eto’o and have the opportunity to participate in the continental finals taking place in Tanzania later this year.
Winners at the knock-out stages will also be rewarded with various consolation prizes and memorabilia, in appreciation for their participation.
Though team selections took place in four states: Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Lagos states, football loving Trophy customers are being recruited as ‘Super-fans’ across the country via weekly questions and sweepstakes availing customers outside the four states, the unique opportunity to participate in the tournament as fans. Four lucky fans will attend the Pan African regional finals in Tanzania, all expense paid, to cheer the Nigerian team to victory.
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For more information on the tournament and to get a full list of accredited outlets closest to you, please visit www.africa5s.com