“This tournament helps people get a future” How 1xCup changes the lives of its participants


 The participants of the 2023 tournament talk about their unique experiences and how they are looking forward to1xCup 2024.



In 2023, 1xCup became one of the major events in Nigerian football. The tournament gathered over 40 teams from Lagos, with a prize pool of 5,000,000 NGN. The winner of the cup, Bariga FC, was given 1,000,000 NGN. In 2024, the prize pool of the tournament, supported by 1xBet, will reach 20,000,000 NGN, and the winner will receive 10,000,000 NGN.



But money is not the most important thing. The participants of1xCup 2024 are waiting for a new opportunity to prove themselves.


"This tournament helps people get a future"  How 1xCup changes the lives of its participants


“The impressions of last year’s games were great, and those memories are still vivid. It was probably the best Community Shield tournament that I have ever seen in Lagos. Everythingwas top-notch: the best referees, excellent organization of the matches, it was just perfect,” said the champions’ head coach, Barrister Ayo Julius. “I would like to thank the tournament organizers, and may God bless them for this great opportunityfor all the participants. 1xCup helps people get a future. A lot of new talents have been discovered through this competition.”


Barrister says the tournament is a platform that helps players prove themselves better than most scouting programs. Last year, half of his team’s squad got the opportunity to go abroad, and there were invitations to players from other clubs as well. “If you’re not here, you’re missing out on a lot,” the coach added.


Bariga FC player Benjamin Friday believes the tournament serves an important social function.

“It was a great idea. I hope that events like this will be held more often, as they benefit the community. I hope that many of us will be able to show ourselves and get good opportunities through this tournament,” said the Bariga player.


Representatives of other teams participating in last year’s1xCup were also delighted. Even if they didn’t manage to win, such a high-level competition was beneficial.


"This tournament helps people get a future"  How 1xCup changes the lives of its participants


Here is what they say in DE-Elite: “The development and recognition of the club have been a big boost for our team. Our advice to the newcomers: fight to win every game, stay determined and focused, and try not to lose concentration”.


The Odion Ighalo Academy team runner-up wants to besuccessful in the new season. “The biggest challenge the team faced after last year’s final was that some of our key players sustained injuries, which cast down the rest of the squad. But we quickly brought in a psychologist.


"This tournament helps people get a future"  How 1xCup changes the lives of its participants


As a result, the team got a big boost in development after the tournament. Both morally and financially, and, more importantly, in team spirit. Other teams that are getting ready for this year’s tournament need thorough preparation and a lot of determination. And remember that everything is possible in football!”

Young sticker has not forgotten last year’s matches either: “The impressions of participating in last year’s 1xCup were amazing, including the organization of the games, the technical staff and the event management. The financial rewards made a big difference to the team as well”.


"This tournament helps people get a future"  How 1xCup changes the lives of its participants


Well, the new tournament is not far away – it will be held from July to September. 10 teams immediately received invitations to the competition; 40 more will determine the group stage participants in qualifying matches. The games are going to be exciting – join the teams and the fans! Cheer for Nigerian football, stay with its loyal partner 1xBet, follow the news in the bookmaker’s social networks and you will see how life around you is changing for the better!












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