The 5-a-side football competition designed by Premier Cool, a brand of PZ Cussons, tagged ‘Turf Wars’, kicked off over the week as 32 teams were screened into the voting stages of the competition. The screening exercise took place at the company’s offices in Ilupeju, Lagos.
The screening judges comprising ex footballers, football analysts and administrators, were led by Super Eagles legend and football analyst, Victor Ikpeba; another ex-international, Olusegun Fetuga; Mojeed Adegbindin, a member of the board of the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA); and other notable football pundits.
The screening exercise was organized to review the applicants for the competition. Out of 4000 teams that registered for the competition, only 971 made it through the process.
Speaking at the event,Group Brand Development and Activation Manager, PZ Cussons, Akindele Vivian, said there was need for credibility and transparency hence the involvement of the screening committee:
“We pride ourselves as a credible and transparent business; therefore we felt it was necessary to involve credible and notable individuals who know the game and are recognized as authorities and influencers within the Nigerian football community.”
The winning team will get a cash prize of N3million, while the second and third runners up will walk away with N1.5million and N750, 000 respectively.