The five-a-side football competition designed by Premier Cool, a brand of PZ Cussons, tagged ‘Turf Wars’, kicked off on Wednesday in Lagos.
According to the organisers of the tournament matches have been scheduled to run from August 22 through Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the sports ground of Children’s International School, Lekki, Lagos.
16 teams emerged in the voting phase and proceeded to complete their medicals to ensure that every player was certified physically fit to be part of the competition.
The official draw of the competition was officiated by the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA), who are also supporting partners of the competition.
Speaking after the draws, Brand and Activation Manager of PZ Cussons, Busayo John, stated that the Premier Cool Turf Wars is an initiative borne out of “love for the game” and its social impact.
“Football is a widely loved sport especially in Nigeria, it has the power in uniting millions and changing lives. This is no different from what we want to achieve with the Turf Wars five-a-side football competition.
“We want to reward the passion of our consumers, who still make time out of their work schedules to play and enjoy the game of football. This event is not just about the football, as we have created a cool atmosphere for relaxation, networking, good food, as well as music
to make it a worthwhile experience for everyone,” she said.
The matches will spread across two days; match-day one will feature the qualifiers, while match-day 2 will feature all the final matches.
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.
The Premier Cool Turf Wars is endorsed by the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA); the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF); and also proudly supported by SociaLiga, a sports entertainment company that aims to bring people together by creating an ambience where people can network and enjoy fun activities.