By Chinwe Okeke
THE 2016 Olympic 5 Aside Football competition kicks off November 2, 2016 in Lagos.
The train will then move to seven other cities across the country. The cities include Ibadan, Abuja, Enugu, Owerri, Kaduna, Kano and Port Harcourt.
The national finals holds in Lagos early next year.
Category Marketing Manager, Nutricima, Nigeria Limited, Raphael Agbaje said over 5,000 players are expected to participate in this year’s edition which is second in the series. “Last year, we had about 2,500 youth take part in the competition. With the increase in the number of cities from 6 to 8 this year, we expect not less than 5,000 participants.”
He noted, “The Olympic 5- aside tournament was inspired by the need to create a platform to engage and support young football talents who have the energy and passion for the game and seek the right exposure”.
He announced mouth watering prize money for the winners. First place winners will take home N1million, the runners up earn N500,000 while the third placed team will take home N250,000.
Registration for the competition will commence September 8, 2016 till October 28 and each team is expected to purchase one carton of 400grm Olympic Milk Powder as condition for registration..
“As it is in our tradition to recognise and celebrate rear talents the MVP will win an all expense paid trip to Etihad, home of Manchester City FC to have a full match day experience,” Agbaje said.
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