Satellite broadcast outfit, SuperSport, will host the unveiling ceremony of Naija Super Eight football competition at its Lagos’ studios, tournament organisers, Flykite Productions, have announced.
At the ceremony, billed to be a glitzy affair, the 12 football clubs, two from each of the country’s six geo-political zones, which will take part in the zonal play-offs, will be revealed.
The organisers said the play-offs to determine zonal representatives will hold on June 23 and 25 at Eket Township Stadium, Akwa Ibom State, with the winners of the single-header matches qualifying for the Naija Super Eight finals slated for July 7 to 16 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos. The qualified teams will be joined by two wildcard entries to be determined by the organisers.
Qualification for the play-offs is based on a single criterion, which is for a club to be one of the two teams to poll the highest number of votes among clubs in a geo-political zone. The voting exercise, conducted by Deloitte, the global audit giant, ran from April 10 to May 12.
The event will similarly witness the unveiling of the tournament rules, eight team mentors, who are distinguished ex-Nigeria internationals, and competition sponsors, as well as partners.