Thursday, 8 December 2011

Crown Media & FCMB Unveil Soccer Rumble


In a bid to satisfy the yearnings of soccer enthusiasts, Crown Media limited, a content creating and media firm, in partnership with First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has unveiled a new brand of TV Reality Show tagged “Soccer Rumble”, an intellectual TV game show meant to engage as well as reward soccer fans across Nigeria and beyond.

Soccer Rumble is a seven aside quiz game played on the football pitch (studio) with about 100 spectators. The game is opened to sport minded people between the ages of 14 – 70.  The reality game show would draw 112 football lovers from the different regions across Nigerians. The winning team is expected to cart home a whopping sum of $50,000, while the second and third placed teams would receive $20, 000 and $10, 000 respectively.

Speaking at the media unveiling recently at the Sheraton Hotels & Towers, Lagos, the Chairman, Crown Media who is also the Executive Producer of the show, Dr. Austin Izagbo, remarked that because majority of Nigerians are very passionate about soccer, there was a need to create a platform where ardent soccer lovers can engage themselves in intellectual soccer rumble.

Dr. Izagbo, added that “Soccer Rumble will increase fans knowledge of football, encourage team spirit and educate them more on the history and happenings around world football. We are proud to say that this show, which is a fusion of sports and entertainment, would provide an experience that would continue to linger in the minds of viewers and participants likewise”

Also speaking at the event, Producer of Soccer Rumble, Mr. Shola Fajobi, who also doubles as the Executive Producer of popular reality TV show, Next Movie Star, affirmed that the production of the show would be world class compared to the best found in other parts of the world. The event also gave the media an opportunity to watch an on-screen demonstration of the show which is set to begin in the second quarter of 2012. 

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