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The Nigeria Football Federation-run domestic Cup has secured a 2.5 billion Naira sponsorship from Aiteo Group.

Consequently, the tournament will be renamed the Aiteo Cup .This was confirmed after a series of meetings between NFF officials led by the president Amaju Pinnick who confirmed the good news at a press conference this morning.

“We want to celebrate and thank Aiteo,” NFF president Amaju Pinnick told Score Nigeria in Lagos during unveiling ceremony today.

The package will guarantee a monetary reward for the best performing teams.

The winners of men’s version will bag N25million as prize money and N10million for the women’s event.

The country’s longest running competition had struggled for sponsorship since Coca-Cola pulled out as title sponsors several years ago.

FC Ifeanyiubah won last year’s competition and represented Nigeria in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.

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