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FOOTBALL: 24 Financial Institutions To Compete For CBN’s Top Prize

8 October 2018 News Sport




The 32nd Edition of the All Financial Institutions Football Competition by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), kicks-off today.

According to a statement made available to KFM Online in Abuja,  by the Director Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr. Isaac Okorafor,  the competition is in collaboration with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The statement reads;

“The competition with 24 teams jostling for the star prize of Two Million Naira Will have its Preliminary matches played in four zones:
Abakaliki, Ado-Ekiti, Asaba and Lafia. The quarter final matches are billed
to hold at the same venues on Saturday, October 13, 2018, while the
semi-finals have been scheduled for Ilorin on October 16, 2018.

“The finals of the competition will be decided at the Adamasingba Stadium,
Ibadan, Oyo State, on October 20, 2018.

“The competition serves as a platform for the promotion of unity, harmony
and peaceful co-existence among key players in Nigeria’s financial
system.

“Other prizes to be awarded at the competition are N1,500,000 for the
runners up; N1,000,000 for the bronze medal winners; and N500,000 for the
forth-placed team.

“The CBN and the NFF have also concluded plans to invite a crop of ex-
internationals to grace the finals to serve as a major boost for participating
teams.

“We therefore urge all the teams that are registered to participate
actively and exhibit an unrelenting spirit of sportsmanship.

“Meanwhile, the CBN remains committed to making positive contributions to the
promotion and development of the game of football by sponsoring the
competition annually, which is in line with the Bank’s corporate social responsibility.”


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