A new brand of soccer, Supersoccer made its debut in country to add fun and excitement to football in Nigeria.
According to the President of Nigeria Supersoccer Federation (NSSF), Emeka Ehiri, the body, is an affiliated to the Federation of International Super Soccer (FISS), which is the regulator of the game.
“Supersoccer is a new team sport with great entertainment value but it is less aggressive than some contact sports, and partly because it eliminates the penalty shoot-outs. It is full of suspense and will amply and fairly reward the participation of both players and fans. It is a team sport governed by carefully crafted rules and regulations.
“There are no back pass to the goalkeeper in supersoccer and any team that does that has committed a foul, which attracts a super kick that is more or less a half penalty against you like the other fouls.
“A match is started with nine players and a goalkeeper on both sides unlike the normal football where 11 players are required.
On making it an acceptable sport in Nigeria, Ehiri said; “Since Lagos is the home of soccer in Nigeria, we started with exhibition matches after wish there will be a seminar to sensitise coaches all over Lagos as well as other parts of the country.”
Meanwhile, Collins Edwin Sports Club on Thursday emerged champions of the first edition of the Lagos Supersoccer tourney organised by Nigeria Supersoccer Federation after defeating De Pros FC 5-2 in the final played at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Lagos.
The game which a large number of fans due to its uniqueness also had Great Olympics Football Club defeating Team 360 FC 8-7 in the third place match.
Speaking after the final, captain of Collins Edwin Sports Club, Onunze Pascal, said: “The uniqueness of Supersoccer encourages strikers to score more goals which is the beauty of the game. The rules and techniques are very special and fascinating.”