Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited football tournament tagged Road to Anfield 2015 kicked off in Lagos yesterday.
The tournament will consist of three phases. The first is the national qualifiers which took place yesterday will be rounded off today in Lagos, Nigeria.
The second phase is the regional finals which will take place in Ghana on the 13th and14th of March where the winner in the Nigeria national finals will battle the winners of the national finals of Ghana and Gambia.
The winner of the regional finals will proceed to represent West Africa at the global finals taking place at Anfield, Liverpool FC Home ground where a total of 10 teams from across Standard Chartered global footprints will compete for the ultimate trophy on the 7 and 8th May 2015 where the winners of the ‘Finals’ will be crowned Overall Champions of ‘Standard Chartered Trophy 2015’.
According to the Head of Brand and Sponsorship, West Africa of Standard Chartered Bank, Diran Olojo, the tournament is open to an invited group of corporate clients, existing and new retail clients.
“We want to give our customers and clients an exceptional once in a lifetime experience and one can really not afford to miss out on it. If you and your friends or colleagues like football,you need to register as soon as possible to stand a chance to go all the way to Anfield andhang out with Liverpool FC legends like John Barnes.”
On her part, Dayo Aderugbo, Head of Corporate Affairs said “Nigeria is very passionate about football and the English Premier League in particular. Hundreds of thousands of fans tune into English premier league every week with Liverpool being one of the leading teams.As a bank that is deeply committed to our clients we are proud to be able to leverage our relationship with Liverpool as their official sponsor to give football fans the opportunity to Play together and Win together.It is for us a great way to engage, reward and motivate fans, clients and employees, further grow the support for Liverpool, and have a fun-filled interactive sporty and memorable event.”