FCMB, First Bank, Friesland, Leadway make Remita Cup semifinals in Lagos

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Managing Director, SystemSpecs Ltd, owners of Remita, John Obaro; Creative Director, Mitimeth, Achenyo Obaro; Tournament Ambassador, Peter Rufai; and Chief Operating Officer, Mediavision Ltd, Jimi Shogbesan, at the opening ceremony of 2018 Remita Corporate Champions Cup…at the weekend.

The highly anticipated Remita Corporate Champions Cup 2018 (Remita Cup) kicked off at the weekend with FCMB, Friesland Campina, Leadway Assurance and First Bank making it through to the semifinals.

The Remita Cup is an annual football tourney for career professionals across various industries, sponsored by leading fintech firm and owners of Remita, SystemSpecs, to promote healthy living, work-life balance and networking among corporate organisations.

Setting the ball rolling at the Sports Pavilion in YabaTech, Lagos, were Friesland Campina, the producers of Peak Milk and 9Mobile, a leading telecoms service provider.

Friesland Campina defeated 9Mobile 2-1 to clinch the first semifinal ticket in the competition.

First Bank took a 4-2 victory against Unilever in a penalty shoot-out after a goalless draw in the first and second half, while Leadway Assurance mercilessly beat first time participants, Credit Direct 5-0.

FCMB sent the defending Champions, IHS Towers packing, defeating them 1-0 to own the last semi-final ticket.

Just as sounds of trumpets and drums from fans rented the air to support the corporate football champions, the fans were also thrilled with performance by top hip hop artiste, Reminisce.

The Alaga Ibile had them on their feet with his major hit songs, Ponmile, Daddy Mi, Tesojue, Konsignment, and Problem.