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AITEO Cup: Participating teams to share gate takings

Organizers have announced that teams taking part in this year’s AITEO Cup competition will share the proceeds from the turnstiles, after the host Football Association must have deducted twenty percent (20%) of the takings for organization and logistics.

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, deputy chairman of the Organizing Committee, Mallam Shehu Dikko told Extra Time that this regulation will be in place right from today’s Round of 64 matches, and will also obtain for the Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches.

“Once the amount of gate –takings is known, the State Football Association will deduct 20% of the sum, and the remaining will be equally split by the home team and the away team.

“This will apply to the Round of 64, Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches. In case of deadlock, matches in the Round of 16 will be replayed at the home–ground of the Team B. If there is replay, the same sharing formula will obtain at the home–ground of Team B.

“For the quarter finals and semi finals, there will be no sharing as the fixtures are on home-and-away basis. Each team will take what comes to it from its home–ground.”

Ben Nwachukwu, Abuja

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