Standard Chartered Bank is organising an amateur football tournament which will see the winning team representing Nigeria in a tournament at Anfield, the home ground of Liverpool Football Club in the United Kingdom.
The winners of the five-a-side football tournament will travel to the UK for a fully paid trip to represent Nigeria at the Standard Chartered Trophy finals on May 13, 2014.
Standard Chartered Bank Managing Director, Bola Adesola, said that â€œAs part of the sponsorship deal between Standard Chartered and Liverpool Football Club, the bank is entitled to leverage on the sponsorship not only to promote its brand but also give back to the community and reward the institutionâ€™s partners and clients.
â€œIn view of this, we have invited 40 teams drawn from our clients across our wholesale and consumer banking segments to participate in the Standard Chartered Trophy â€“ Road to Anfield 2014 qualifying tournament which will be held between March 15th and 16th,â€ observed the Standard Chartered chief executive.
It is the belief Adesola that Standard Chartered customers will enjoy participating in this tournament as â€œfootball is the most popular sport in Nigeria. The English Premier League is also an extremely popular league in Nigeria with many avid fans. So the concept of the tournament is a splendid one to create some fun and excitement for our customers.â€
Aptly named the Road to Anfield, the Standard Chartered Trophy will be played in a two day 5-a-side tournament attracting their clients from across the country.
The winners of the local tournament will win a trip to Liverpool FCâ€™s home ground at Anfield where they shall participate in the grand fnale of the tournament with 13 other teams from across the world.
In addition, the winning team will attend an English Premier League match at Anfield, and will benefit from a professional training session with Liverpool FC legends and coaches to help in preparation for the final tournament.