Skye Bank and Sovereign Trust Insurance will open the contest in the football events of the maiden Corporate Nigeria Games which begins at the University of Lagos Sports Complex on Sunday, April 21. In the Games’ draws for the football event held last week, MTN Nigeria will engage PZ Cussons in the second football fixture with the winners in both encounters qualifying for the finals to be played on Sunday, April 28.
Jimmy Sogbesan, Group Executive Director, Projects and Activation at MediaVision, organizers of the Corporate Nigeria Games said representatives of all the teams witnessed the draw and said it is an indication of the seriousness attached to the competition by all the participating teams.
“We are hugely excited and indeed impressed by the turn out of the teams at the Draw event which is a demonstration of their acceptance of this novel event in the annals of corporate games in Nigeria. MediaVision Limited promises to ensure that this enthusiasm is met with excellent organization of the games come this weekend,” declared Sogbesan.
He explained that the teams playing in the inaugural games of the Corporate Nigeria Games were invited based on their performance in the 2012 Industry Games organized by MediaVision. "The teams we have here are the reigning champions of their respective industry games such as Skye Bank, winners of the Nigeria Bankers Games, MTN Nigeria that won the Telecommunications Games and Sovereign Trust Insurance, champions of the Insurance Games,” noted Sogbesan.
However, competition in the Athletics events is open to all members of Corporate Nigeria with races in 100m, 200m, and the 4 x 100m relay events for men and women. “We have very attractive prizes for winners and we are also expecting new Corporate Games record to be set,” enthused the MediaVision official.