Nigerian Firms Target New Trophy at Remita Corporate Champions Cup 2018


The fourth edition of the Remita Corporate Champions Cup (RC3), an annual corporate football tournament, for firms drawn from various sectors of the Nigerian economy will commence on Sunday, 12th August 2018 at the Sports Pavilion of Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech) in Lagos.

RC3 is a prestigious football event designed to promote team building, inter-company networking and wellness among employees from different corporate firms in Nigeria, in a fun and competitive way.

The tournament brings together eight winners and runners-up of various industry games including banking, FMCG, Insurance and Telecommunications Games, namely: Friesland Campina, Unilever, FCMB, 9Mobile, First Bank, Leadway Assurance, last year’s winner HIS, and wildcard Credit Direct.

In his opening remarks, the Managing Director of SystemSpecs, John Obaro, extolled the benefits of the RC3, which is aimed at creating a work-life balance for employees of corporate organizations. “With RC3, Nigerian corporates are mixing business with leisure. It is that one time when professionals, their friends and family take work matters off their minds.

“We hope to engender greater collaborations across Corporate Nigeria and by that very token achieve more successes that would engender greater innovations for the overall advancement of our beloved country,” Obaro said.

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and tournament ambassador, Peter Rufai, popularly known as Dodo Mayana also appreciated all stakeholders who have been part of the tournament.

“I appreciate all your support to me and RC3. This is a platform where we look forward to projecting to the rest of the world what is ours. Life is all about relationships and this platform provides the opportunity for relationships to be built even more,” Rufai said.

The new trophy for the RC3 tournament was unveiled at the event. The silver-plated cup with gold embellishments is called the ‘Koenig Trophy’, meaning ‘A Trophy for Kings’.

In the fixtures for the first four matches, FrieslandCampina would trade tackles with 9Mobile while First Bank would take on the team of Unilever. Leadway Assurance would play against Credit Direct while IHS Towers would face FCMB.

The semi-finals will take place on August 19 while the third place and final matches will be held on 26 August, 2018.

A novelty match between the University of Lagos and the Yaba College of Technology is among some of the events lined up to thrill fans. Popular musician and Ponmile crooner, Reminisce, has also been listed as the headline performer at the event.