Maiden Naija Super 8 winners, Sporting Lagos FC, have had five of their players included in the competition’s team of the tournament.
Sporting Lagos, who just won promotion from the Nigeria National League (NNL) to the Nigeria Professional Football League, are represented by goalkeeper Christian Nwoke, left-back Chiemeka Nwokeji, centre back Aliu Salawudeen, midfielder Emmanuel Odafi and striker Joseph Alukwu in the team named by the Naija Super 8 technical committee of domestic football experts.
Lobi Stars, Akwa United and Remo Stars filled the other slots with two each. Named are midfielder Stephen Eneji and left-sided forward, Atule Joseph of Lobi Stars. Wisdom Ifiok Ndon, a central defender, and Cyril Olisema, an attacking midfielder, represent Akwa United in the all-star line-up. Remo Stars’ Sodiq Ismaila, a right full-back, and centre forward Isaac James complete the selection.
Each member of the team of the tournament, according to Flykite Productions, organisers of the tournament, will earn N100, 000 for their eye-catching performances. The selection committee comprised former Super Eagles midfielder, Friday Ekpo, Deji Omotoyinbo and Fisayo Dairo, both prominent football journalists.
Naija Super 8 ended on Sunday with Sporting Lagos’ 4-2 defeat of Remo Stars in the final after a 1-1 draw at full time at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos. The final, played before a mammoth crowd, witnessed live musical performances by Portable, Seyi Vibe and Pheelz.
The competition, organized by Flykite Productions in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria, was sponsored by Hero Lager, MTN, DStv, GOtv, SuperSport, Pepsi, Moniepoint and Custodian Assurance.