Dozy Mmobuosi boosts NPFL Super Cup with N1billion star prize

Dozy Mmobuosi boosts NPFL Super cup with N1billion star prize

The Winner of the upcoming 2023 Dozy Mmobuosi Super Cup Football Tournament is expected to smile to the bank with N1bn star prize.

The Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation, in collaboration with the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is organising the competition which will hold in a yet-to-be-announced date.

According to a statement made available to newsmen, there will now be 12 teams competing, all of which were chosen from the Nigerian Premier League (NPFL).

According to the statement, each of the 12 teams will receive a total of N20 million for their participation, with the first runner-up team taking home N200 million.

“Following the huge success recorded in the maiden edition last December, it became necessary to increase the funding and allow teams to invest more resources in players, facilities, and infrastructure to attract top talents to the league, and raise the overall standard of football in Nigeria,” Mmobuosi said.

The Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NPFL, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, described the development as a huge impetus to the evolving reforms to stabilise the league.

While expressing gratitude over the development, Elegbeleye commended The Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation for the partnership with the NPFL.

“The Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation Pre-season Tournament is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talent in the league, promote Nigerian football to a broader audience, and inspire teams and players to contribute to the growth of the sport in the country”, remarked Elegbeleye.

In his reaction to the first of its kind partnership, Davidson Owumi, the NPFL Head of Operations had described the development as consistent with the IMC vision to reposition the league to become financially rewarding to clubs and by extension, the players and coaching staff.

The inaugural edition of the Dozy Mmobuosi Super Cup took place in November 2022 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos, where Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan emerged champions to claim the ₦100 million top prize with all the four participating teams received an appearance fee of ₦10 million.

Dozy Mmobuosi is a Delta born Nigerian businessman and tech entrepreneur based in the United Kingdom with strong passion for football is seeking to acquire English club Sheffield United in a deal said to be worth around £90million.

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