Battle for P1.4m bursts into life

Priced possession: The new Mascom Top 8 trophy which comes with cash prize money of P1.4 million
Priced possession: The new Mascom Top 8 trophy which comes with cash prize money of P1.4 million

The ninth edition of the Mascom Top 8 kicks off tonight, with one of the eight teams guaranteed to be the first to lift the new trophy, which goes with an improved prize money of P1.4 million.

Earlier this month, Mascom Wireless announced that the prize money would increase by P100, 000 from last year’s P1.3 million to P1.4 million, making it the highest cash prize in local football.  The man of the match prize has also been increased to P5,000 from last season’s P4,000 while the player of the tournament will pocket P50,000, an increase of P5,000 from last season’s P45,000.

Orapa United and Security Systems will get the ball rolling at the Itekeng Stadium in the first quarterfinal. Ostriches’ head coach, Mogomotsi Mpote is aiming to become the first local coach to lift the trophy.

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