Players excited as voting begins for NAIJA Super 8
Naija Super 8 football tournament, which was recently unveiled for Nigerian clubs, has kicked off fan voting process for clubs to participate in the playoffs, scheduled to hold in Uyo, this June.
The voting, which commenced, yesterday, and closes on Friday, May 12, has elicited excitement by football clubs shortlisted to participate in the tournament.
Speaking on the voting, Managing Director, Flykite Productions, Jenkins Alumona, acknowledged the excitement and commitment shown by shortlisted football clubs, and urged them to embark on innovative fan engagement initiatives that will enable them garner votes from the fans.
“In line with our pronouncements on the process for selecting teams to participate in the Super 8 tournament, we are pleased to inform the Nigerian football community and stakeholders that voting commenced on Monday, April 10, and will end on Friday May 12.
“We urge all football fans to take advantage of this new era in Nigeria’s club football history, by voting their preferred club, either through the Naija Super 8 website, the mobile site, or via the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps. MyDStv and MyGOtv App voting are open to active DStv and GOtv subscribers with eligible packages in selected countries.
“Like we have previously reiterated, this tournament intends to reignite fan interest in the Nigerian local football league. As such, we believe that it is imperative that the fans be enabled to participate in the team selection process of the tournament because football without the fans is nothing.”
Alumona also assured all stakeholders that the votes, collated by internationally recognised audit firm, Deloitte, would be credible.
“We can assure all stakeholders of the highest standard of transparency devoid of any form of malpractice, as the voting process will be managed and audited by Deloitte, the same company, which handles the voting process for Big Brother Naija,” he said.
The Naija Super 8 tournament is a Flykite Production sponsored by DStv, MTN, SuperSport, GOtv and Moniepoint. To vote, visit the Naija Super website www.naijasuper8.ng and follow Naija Super 8 on all social media handles for more information.