Football: 27 Clubs Set To Compete In Anambra Super 8 Tournament
27 grassroots football clubs from across the three senatorial districts of Anambra will compete in the first edition of ‘My Anambra’ Football Super 8 Football tournament slated to kick start on Feb. 1.
My Anambra Football Super 8 Football tournament is a programme of Anambra State Football Association and sponsored by Aspire FC an amateur football club in the state.
Oliver Ndigwe, a member of (AnSFA) board and chairman of the Super 8 League Organising Committee said the competition would hold the three zonal levels concurrently and the two top teams from each would qualify for the final stage.
Ndigwe who spoke after the draws on Saturday said the best two losing sides in the playoffs would be concluded in March would join the other six for the Super 8 proper.
He said sponsors of the competition, Aspire FC would provide free medical test for the participating teams’ players and officials adding that the competition would hold under strict compliance to COVID-19 protocols and standard football rule and regulations.
Ndigwe said winners would go with N500,000 N400,000 and N200,000 as first, second and third prizes with national division two slot for the winner.
“The Super 8 is a flagship grassroots football tournament in Anambra, it is an opportunity for one of the amateur sides to get a slot to play in National Division 2 (NLO).
“For this edition, we have 27 teams, 13 teams from Anambra Central eight from Anambra North and six from Anambra South senatorial districts and I must say it is a good number to start with,” he said.
He called on the participating to give budding footballer the opportunity to show their skills as it was essentially made for unknown players.
Chidimma Ezeaso, Brand Manager of Aspire FC said the competition was part of the club’s efforts to ensure that football activities remain afloat in Anambra as well as ensure that more clubs the opportunity to advance to national level.