Former Super Eagles midfielder, Henry Nwosu has cautioned that the Gulder Five A Side competition should remain a grassroot event as it has contributed to the growth of the game in the country.
Nwosu said during the Lagos leg of the competition that the sponsors of the tournament should not make the mistake of trying to change the concept of the competition.
"The Gulder Five-A Side football competition is one of the best organised in the country. There are so many goood things that can be derived from this competition.
"The winners of the competition take home N5 million. That is good money for a grassroot competition. It will emcourage the players to give their best.
"The fact that it is a grassroot tournament has given players who cannot play in the big league a sense of belonging.
"These players know that every year, they will look forward to the Gulder Five-A-Side competition. That is enough motivation for them.
"And most importantly these players because they are virtually unknown will ride on the back of a good performance in the competition to launch a career in the game.
"I am happy with what Gulder is doing and very soon the benefits of the competition will start changing the face of Nigerian football," Nwosu said.