The clock is ticking as the deadline to this year’s registration for the Gulder 5-A-Side Football competition which started on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.draws near. Registration for the annual football tournament which is absolutely free and interested participants have up till April 22 to register via the official website.
The competition is open to all male Nigerians, aged 18 and above is aimed at developing grassroots football and discovering talents, amongst other objectives.
At the successful completion of registration, the regional qualifiers would kickoff on Friday 27 April, in six locations. The teams from the North-Central zone will converge on Abu King Playing Ground, Makurdi, while the Liberation Stadium Practice Pitch, Port Harcourt and Rangers International Football Club Training Pitch, Enugu, would serve as venues for teams in the South-South and South-East respectively.
The Oleh Township Stadium, Warri, will be the battle ground for teams in the Mid-West, while Ijebu-Ode Stadium will host teams in the Western Zone and the New Gymnasium of the National Institute for Sports (NIS) located inside the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos is set to be the battle ground for teams in the Lagos Zone.
The eventual winner of the third edition of the Gulder Five-A-Side Soccer championships will go home with a cash prize of N5 million, while the second placed team gets N2 million and the third placed team gets N1 million.