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The Naija Super 8: A Tournament of Football and Financial Rewards

The financial rewards offered in the Naija Super 8 highlighted the growing investment and support for Nigerian football.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 18th July 2023
Naija Super 8

The Naija Super 8 tournament, which took place from July 7th to July 16th, 2023, captivated football enthusiasts across Nigeria with its unique fusion of music and the beautiful game. While the tournament showcased thrilling matches and memorable moments on the field, this article sheds light on the financial rewards that awaited the participating teams and players.


Participating Teams and Matchday Bonuses:


As the name suggests, the Naija Super 8 featured eight teams competing against each other in a fiercely contested battle. The tournament progressed from the group stages to the knockout rounds, with a total of nine games played. Notably, each participating team received a substantial matchday bonus of three million naira for every match they were involved in.


Recognition for Outstanding Performances – Hero of the Match:


Throughout the tournament, exceptional performances were recognized with the “Hero of the Match” award. This accolade celebrated the standout player in each game, highlighting their contributions to the team’s success. 



The deserving recipient of the Hero of the Match award received a handsome sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira, acknowledging their outstanding skills and impact on the field.


Runners Up – Remo Stars:


The final of the Naija Super 8 pitted Remo Stars against Sporting Lagos in a high-stakes showdown. Despite their valiant efforts, Remo Stars fell short, losing 4-2 on penalties. However, their commendable performance earned them the runners-up position. As a consolation, Remo Stars received a significant reward of nine million naira, reflecting their impressive journey throughout the tournament.



Champions – Sporting Lagos:


Sporting Lagos emerged victorious in the thrilling finale of the Naija Super 8, showcasing their skill, determination, and teamwork. Their outstanding performance earned them the coveted title of champions. As a testament to their triumph, Sporting Lagos was awarded a staggering sum of twenty-five million naira, recognizing their exceptional achievement and hard-fought victory.


The financial rewards offered in the Naija Super 8 not only added an extra level of motivation and excitement to the tournament but also highlighted the growing investment and support for Nigerian football. As such tournaments continue to evolve and captivate audiences, they contribute to the overall development and success of football in Nigeria, providing players and teams with the recognition and financial rewards they deserve.

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