Flykite Productions, organisers of Naija Super 8, have adjudged Okon Ini-Obong’s stunner for Bendel Insurance against Rivers United as the best goal of the play-offs.
This was announced in a statement on Tuesday. The statement also announced that Ini-Obong will get a cash reward of N100,000 and an all-expense paid ticket to Lagos State to participate in the live unveiling of the two wildcard clubs that will join the six zonal qualifiers at the main tournament.
The midfielder, who came in as a substitute, hit a spectacular strike to draw the score level for Bendel Insurance in the 70th minute against Rivers United on Sunday at the Eket Township Stadium, Akwa Ibom State.
However, his goal was not enough to secure qualification for his team as Rivers United went ahead to win the clash 3-2. They joined the five already qualified clubs namely Lobi Stars, Remo Stars, Yobe Desert Stars, Enyimba International and Katsina United.
The main tournament will be held at Lagos’ Mobolaji Johnson Arena from July 7-16. The games, which will feature musical performances by top Afrobeats acts, will broadcast live on SuperSport.
Naija Super 8 is organised by Flykite Productions in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria and sponsors, MTN, Hero Lager, DStv, GOtv, SuperSport, Moniepoint, Pepsi and Custodian Assurance.