#TPL6: Nigeria’s Foremost Social Media Driven Football League – @thetpl

TheTPL #TPL6

TWITTER PREMIER LEAGUE (TheTPL), Nigeria’s Foremost Social Media Driven Football league is set to hold her final #TPL tournament tagged “Go Big Or Go Home”.

On Dec 19th 2015, 6 male teams and 2 female teams will tussle for the title of TPL Champions at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos island! #TPL6 Tickets go for N1000 only! You do not want to be told about this exciting football event!

The participating teams of #TPL6 includes

  • Pacers United FC
  • Raineri FC
  • Teknon FC
  • The Alphas
  • The Diablos
  • The Guns
  • The Panthers
  • The Raptors
  • The Tsarinas

Nigerian youth are invested in the game of football, particularly with foreign leagues and tournaments, and have shown this in various ways including the use of various social media platforms and forums to express their thoughts.
The TPL started as a group of friends connected by social media and their love for soccer, coming together to “walk the tweet”. A series of football and networking events were organized with an aim to tap into this passion that has been displayed on social media, thus further blurring the line between social media and “real life”.
Now, we move with a goal to create a greater presence for homegrown football.

The inaugural TPL edition held on the 29th of May (Democracy day) at Meadow Hall, Ikate Lekki. It was a one day tournament involving four teams ((The Guns, The Rebels, the Blues and The Red Devils), entirely sourced on Twitter. This edition sponsored by Samsung Mobile Nigeria, was won by the the Red Devils (male championship) and the Tsarinas (female championship). Since then, a total of 5 events have taken place across Lagos, Nigeria.

The TPL has grown to become the biggest social media driven, semi-professional football tournament the state of Lagos has ever seen.

The TPL gives back to the community by partnering with charity outfits such as StayInSchool Nigeria and participating in charity events and outreaches.

Event Details For #TPL6

Campos Mini Stadium, 5 Joseph street, Igbosere, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Time: (Saturday) 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

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Written by Michael Onyemah

Michael Onyemah is the CEO and founder of Eventnews Africa. He is a young Entrepreneur, a web developer, system engineer and IT Solutions provider.

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