Abuja - Each of the 13 players that wins the sixth edition of the 2013 Para-Soccer Super Four competition in Lagos, organised and sponsored by Promasidor Nigeria Ltd., will go home with N100 000 each.
Anders Einarsson, the company's director of strategy, disclosed this to newsmen at a news conference on Thursday in Lagos.
Einarsson added each of the players that emerged the runners-up will each receive N40 000 cash, while each of the third place winners will get N30 000 and players of the last team N20 000 each.
The director added that the one-day competition for physically-challenged footballers would hold on Oct. 5 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the University of Lagos.
"It is part of the corporate responsibility of the company to sponsor the competition and take the physically-challenged athletes out of the streets and make them useful in the society.
The prize money will encourage the players and attract others into the sport. We are proud to be associated with para-soccer, to create corporate awareness about the sport in the country,’’ he said.
Theo Lawson, the vice-president of the Nigeria Para-Soccer Federation (NPSF), commended the company for its support towards the development of the sport and the physically-challenged persons in the country.
"I must commend Promasidor for its support to these set of people in the society. This competition will help improve the players.
"I hereby promise that the aim of the competition, to support, nurture and bring the athletes to limelight, will be achieved through the competition,’' Lawson said.
According to him, three teams in the country: Team Zik, Team Awo and Team Sarduna, as well as Team Nkrumah from Ghana, will feature in the one-day competition.
He added that plans were on to introduce a para-soccer league, next year.
Lawson then urged for more support from private bodies and public-spirited individuals, for the development of the sport in the country.