Thirty-two Teams Across Nasarawa State Confirmed For The Lucrative Yakubu Mailafia Peace And Unity Cup

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With only ten days to the kickoff of the much awaited and the anticipated Yakubu Mailafia Peace And Unity, the small town of Deddere in Nasarawa State will be filled with beehive of activities for three months as thirty-two clubs battle themselves out for the ultimate prize.

The Chief Sponsor of the lucrative grassroots competition, Dr. Mailafia Yakubu, who is a Chief Superintendant of Police has added some flesh to the annual event that started more than five years ago, has absorbed more 16 teams to make it 32 for the first time due to pressure from different local government areas of Nasarawa State who want to have a bite of the lucrative grassroots competition.

In an exclusive chat with www.ssimedia.com.ng, Mailafia, the former Zonal Commander of Benin and Kaduna zones of EFCC, says: “I have no choice than to make this year’s edition 32 teams as everybody wants to play in the competition and since the target and purpose of this competition is to promote peace and unity amongst the youths, I had no choice than to tell the organizers to include them; and I can tell you, more still want to be part of it.”

The draws and distribution of free jerseys to all the participating teams will come up on the 9th of October with the kickoff date slated for the 15th of October.

In the tradition of this competition, apart from free jerseys and balls, #10,000 will go to all the Round of 16 qualified teams, #20,000 each goes to all the quarter finalists, #30,000 will be given to each semi finalists.

The eventual champions will cart home the giant trophy and #500,000 with medals and certificates, the Runners’up will smile home with #300,000, while the third placed team will walk away with #200,000.

The final of this competition will be played on the 26th of December, 2022 in Deddere, Nasarawa State.

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