The Lagos State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria(SWAN) on Thursday unveiled Merrybet as the new sponsor of the Lagos SWAN Cup at their secretariat beside the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Office inside the National Stadium,Surulere.
It was a big move to signpost the importance of the yearly competition which is a rallying point for Lagos SWAN members who are usually engrossed in their job of scooping sports news for the public.
At the unveiling ceremony,the visibly elated Chairman of Lagos SWAN Fred Edoreh said the partnership with Merrybet was a result of a fruitful discussion that is borne out of the desire to produce results on both sides of the divide.
“The attraction for Merrybet was the fact that they can leverage on the buzz that the SWAN Cup will create for their brand which we believe the sports writers can make happen”.
On his part Stephen Ochefu,the representative of Merrybet who is also a digital marketing analyst said their organisation is excited about their involement in the SWAN Cup.
“As the number one betting company in Nigeria,we are proud to be the sponsor of this competition and as a brand that produces Champions we want to create Champions in Lagos SWAN”.
This years SWAN Cup will kick off on Friday (Today) with a novelty match between SWAN Ladies and the Performing Musician Association of Nigeria (PMAN) Ladies at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium,Surulere by 3pm.
Chairman of the organising committee Adebowale Oshundun has assured all and sundry that the competition will be memorable.
Twenty teams drawn into four groups will slug it out for the mouth watering prizes courtesy of Merrybet.