The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN), has concluded plans to host the maiden edition of the AAAN President’s Cup Football Tournament, a virtual football competition.

AAAN member agencies are expected to particiapte in the compettition to kick off from 16th to 26th of Februrary 2021. The association therefore calls for participation. The winner gets N200, 000 while runner-up gets N100,000 and the second runner-up gets N50, 000.

In a joint statement published on the association’s social media pages and signed by the duo of Doyin Adewumi, Chairman, Event Committee and Taiwo Agboola, Vice Chairman, Event Committee, the organisers called on members to participate in the forecoming football tournament.

In part, the statement read, “A different type of pitch! And what are we really pitching for? bragging rights! When creative people take their grudges and rivalry into football, it’s WAR!

“Agencies are coming out smoking hot, sword drawn, guns blazing. Just about everything they have in their arsenal. The battle line is drawn. But, hey, it’s just a fight for honour, a duel like no other. So, if you’re a player, get ready , Be prepared or you might get knocked out early. And if you’re a cheerleader, be ready to motivate your team. It’s victory or nothing!

“This is a pitch. The football pitch. ANd guys, it’s online. It’s time to kick some balls! Let’s go, guys!”‘

The Association was founded in 1973 as a sectoral body within the Nigerian marketing communications landscape and has become a force to be reckoned with both locally and internationally. Formerly known as Association of Advertising Practitioners of Nigeria (AAPN), the Association formally changed its name from Association of Advertising Practitioners of Nigeria (AAPN) to Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) on Saturday May 1st, 2004 at Lekki Peninsula Resort, Ajah, Lagos during its 31st AGM/Congress. AAAN is the umbrella body that coordinates and promotes the interest of Advertising Agencies in Nigeria.

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