Fast Five FC has emerged champions of Premier Cool 5-A-Side Football Competition after beating PhotostudioNG FC 3-2 on penalties.
The 5-A-side event organised by Premier Cool, a brand of PZ Cussons tagged: ‘Turf Wars’, also saw Hunters FC defeat Juniorates FC on penalties to finished third.
The grand finale also featured popular artistes, Skales and Immaculate, who treated the audience to an entertaining time at the event.
The road to the final involved painstaking efforts as 4000 teams initially registered for the tournament. The teams were however, cut down to 32 at a screening event which featured ex-Nigeria International, Victor Ikpeba, who spearheaded the panel.
Subsequently, the 32 teams were cut down to 16 through an online voting contest. The 16 teams were then registered to take part in the competition proper.
All the matches in the competition were spread across two match days August 22 and September 1.
The winning team was awarded a cash prize of N3million while the second and third-placed teams received cash prizes of N1.5million and N750, 000 respectively.
Speaking at the event, the Brand and Activation Manager of PZ Cussons, Busayo John, expressed delight on the successful conclusion of the competition, stating that they are immensely satisfied at the manner in which the competition ended.
She also stated that they have sought to reward their consumers by creating an unforgettable experience for them through the Premier Cool Turf Wars event, adding that they have achieved that goal precisely.
She said: “We identified football as a passion point and we saw that as an opportunity to organise the biggest football and social event of the year. Premier Cool is committed to contributing to youth development and will certainly continue to do so in the near future.”
The Premier Cool Turf Wars is endorsed by the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA); the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF); and also proudly supported by SociaLiga, a sports entertainment company that aims to bring people together by creating an ambience where people can network and enjoy fun activities.
Premier has been in Nigeria for over 30 years and recently relaunched the brand with new offerings and variants to provide consumers with the total personal care.