The maiden edition of the multi-million Naira Naija Super 8 football competition kicks off on Friday (today) at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos with the opening match between Nigeria Professional Football League champions Enyimba and league runners-up Remo Stars of Ikenne, at 4:30pm.
Other clubs participating in the tournament are newly promoted duo Sporting Lagos and Katsina United, Rivers United, Lobi Stars, Akwa United and Yobe Desert Stars.
Each club at the tournament will earn N3m per match in the group stage, semi-finalists will get an additional N3m, while the runners-up will earn N9m.
The winners will go home with N25m.
According to the organisers, Flykite Productions, the 10-day tournament will feature 15 matches and live music performances by Afrobeat artistes.
Commenting on entertainment activities lined up for the tournament, the CEO Flykite Productions, Jenkins Alumona, said Naija Super 8 would be a carnival of music and football.
“The play-offs at the Eket Township Stadium has given us snippets of what to expect at the Lagos finals. We are in for 10 days of spectacular football displays from Naija Super 8 teams.
“We are also making this tournament a carnival of football and music for the fans. An Afrobeat artiste has been scheduled to perform live on each match-day. At the same time, fans will also be able to refresh themselves at different refreshments stands around the stadium, courtesy of our sponsors, Pepsi and Hero Lager,” Alumona said.
Set to perform at the opening match is the popular Zazuu crooner, Portable. Other artistes scheduled to perform at the tournament include 9ice, Daddy Showkey, Lil Kesh, Pheelz, Bella Shmurda, Peruzzi and Crayon.