Lagos March 22, 2019 More than 380 teams have so far emerged in the ongoing registration of interested participants for the Trophy 5-A-Side Field of Honour tournament after two weeks it was launched, the organisers said on Friday in Lagos.
The sponsors, Trophy Lager Beer, said the 10-man teams which were recruited through in-bar accreditations across Lagos, Osun, Ogun and Oyo states would be representing their communities at the round-robin stage.
They said that after that winners would proceed to the knockout stages.
The campaign which is expected to run for 10 weeks will produce a final winner by May 12, 2019.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the in-bar activation which commenced March 7 recorded such a success that participants, who collected their tokens and have been grouped into teams, were already warming up to begin the qualifying matches, while accreditation continues.
“The winning team will take home N3 million cash prize, meet with Samuel Eto’o, renowned African football superstar 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 of their participation,’’ they organisers said in a statement.
While some of the teams have yet to come up with club names, some others already have and rearing to go.
They include: Chukwu-Emeka Motors FC – Alaba, Zanzibar Ozo FC – Iba Estate, Wesley FC – Alaba, FC Rapha – Jakande Isheri, EL Miranda FC – Ajangbadi Diamond FC – Alaba and Ijele Sports Club – Alaba all from Lagos State.
Though team selections will take place in four states: Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Lagos States, football-loving Trophy customers will be recruited as “Super-fans’’.
The fans will be recruited from 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 our team to victory.
They said that interested participants should kindly follow its social media handles to get updated on this live, (@Trophylager @TrophylagerNigeria)