MTN is not just a mobile network, but also a major supporter of Nigerian sports. In a remarkable collaboration with Naija Super 8, a Nigeria interstate league has been established to create widespread awareness for local teams across the country.
This innovative platform aims to showcase the talent and potential of Nigerian football at the grassroots level. Through an open voting process, selected teams have earned the opportunity to compete against each other, with the goal of reaching the illustrious Super 8 and vying for the grand prize.
The regional playoffs which held in Eket, Akwa Ibom, had 12 teams compete for a spot in the main tournament in Lagos. The teams that made it to the Naija Super 8 from the regional playoffs are:
Enyimba FC, Yobe Stars, Katsina United, Remo Stars, Lobi stars and Rivers United.
Prior to the start of the main tournament, 2 more teams were added to the list; Akwa United and Sporting Lagos.
These teams are the cream of the crop of Nigerian grassroots football, and they’re all vying for the grand prize of 20 million Naira.
The games are sure to be exciting, and they’re a great opportunity to see the future stars of Nigerian football in action.
MTN aims to help put the Nigerian football on the map. It also uses the platform of the Naija Super 8 to help promote Nigerian football to a wider audience with Social Media amplification and incentives to the audience.