The winner of the 2023 Dozy Mmobuosi super cup football tournament will pocket around N1billion in prize money.
The tournament is organised by the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation in partnership with Nigeria’s top tier league also known as the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).
In a statement made available to journalist, the number of participating teams, has been expanded to 12 to which all selected sides will come from the NPFL.
According to the statement, the first runner-up will pocket around ₦200m while the other participating teams will each go home with ₦20m.
Dozy Mmobuosi explained that the decision to expand the tournament to 12 teams from the previous season is premised on the overwhelming demand from fans and stakeholders as they want more high-level football action.
Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NPFL, Mr. Gbenga Elegbeleye, described the development as a huge step to the evolving reforms to stabilise the league.
Davidson Owumi, Head of Operations, NPFL described the development as consistent with IMC’s vision to reposition the league by financially rewarding clubs, players and coaching staff.
Representatives of the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation and the NPFL has been constituted to manage the event towards a seamless tournament.
The inaugural edition of the Dozy Mmobuosi Super Cup took place in November of 2022 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos, where Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan emerged champions to claim the ₦100 million top prize while the other four participating teams received an appearance fee of ₦10 million.
The Delta State born billionaire has strong passion for football and is also seeking to buy EFL club Sheffield United in a deal said to be worth around £90million.
Reporting by Peter Ireh, Editing by Tersoo Nicholas