Football Club Terms & Conditions

Organizing entity: Etisalat

1. Duration & Participation

1.1. "Football Club" (henceforth called COMPETITION) is a dedicated Football service where users will have every available information regarding competitions (match results, breaking news, etc.), as well as following live matches in real time with live comments and other features. It includes a wap service, with all the information described above, and a SMS based Trivia Game.

The COMPETITION takes place from September 14th, 2016, at 00:00:00 West Africa Time (WAT) until July 16th, 2017 23:59:59 WAT (COMPETITION PERIOD).

1.2. To become a PARTICIPANT in the COMPETITION, a user needs to send SMS with the keyword OK to the promo shortcode 55506. This first SMS is free of charge.

Any SMS sent to the shortcode will be considered as the user's request to join the promo according to these Terms & Conditions.

1.3. PARTICIPANTS are invited to subscribe to the Football Premium SMS promotion, to have access to dedicated English Premier League contents and have the chance to win prizes, N20/sms (inclusive of all applicable taxes) by sending the advertised Keywords to the Shortcode 55506. At any time, users can send Premium SMS to the promotion Shortcode 55506 with specific keywords to participate in the quiz to have more chances to win the prizes.

At any time, users can send Premium SMS to the promotion Shortcode 55506 with specific keywords to participate in the quiz to have more chances to win the prizes.

2. Eligibility

2.1. The COMPETITION is open to residents of Nigeria, subscribers to ETISALAT, who are over 18 years old, excluding all employees, representatives and agents of the ORGANIZER, their respective parents and/or affiliated companies, Contest suppliers, and those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled.

The person that owns the SIM card or has express authorization from the SIM card's owner to use it is considered the PARTICIPANT, regardless of the actual user of the phone.

3. Game Periods & Prizes

3.1. The COMPETITION is comprised of daily, and monthly and special periods of play with each PRIZE PERIOD being independent of all others.

3.2. For each PRIZE PERIOD, the corresponding prizes will be awarded to the winners based on the following mechanism:

DRAW: A draw will be held, in which the specified number of winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.

Skill: The user with more points for the given PRIZE PERIOD is the winner.

3.3. To be eligible to participate in any PRIZE PERIOD, the PARTICIPANT must have sent at least one PARTICIPATION SMS but for PREMIUM Skill and draw prizes, the participant must have incurred a charge during the corresponding PRIZE PERIOD.

All users may enter the promotion sending OK followed by YES to 55506. These users will be immediately eligible to win a daily prize – one football ball. Participants will also have the opportunity to win more points to win other prizes. In case of, they will be eligible to win the daily football shirt prize and a monthly prize – a trip to England to watch a Premier League match, with accommodation.

3.4. Prizes:


# prizes during the promotion







Football Ball*





Football Shirt**




Trip to England, accommodation & tickets to a Premier League Match***

(1) Every 1st Monday of the month, will be realized all the draws from the previous weeks where the session will be opened to everyone that would like to certificate the same.

So till the end of the year will be realized the following draws. Here are the following dates for same: 03rd October 2016, 07th November 2016, 05th December 2016, 02nd January 2017, 6th February 2017, 6th March 2017, 3rd April 2017, 8th May 2017, 5th June 2017, 3rd July 2017 and 7th August 2017.

3.5. Prizes will be delivered within 180 days from the end of the COMPETITION PERIOD, at a time and place that will be made known within 7 days from the end of the COMPETITION PERIOD, in presence of the Commissions Representative.

3.6. Any expense not explicitly indicated as part of the prize, including but not limited to insurance, travel expenses, accommodation, license fees or taxes, are the responsibility of the winner.

4. Game & Points

4.1. The first SMS sent to the promotion shortcode is free of charge and has the following reply:

When customers become Subscribers to the premium service via the Shortcode, they will receive:

4.2. Every SMS with a quiz contains the question and 2 possible answers (one correct option and other incorrect). The user must select the correct response and send the corresponding number 1 or 2 ONLY. For every response a user sends to a question SMS, the user will receive an SMS in return informing him if he has answered correctly and containing the next question.

4.3 For incorrect answer user will receive at least 100 points, and at least 200 points for correct answers.

4.4. At any time during the COMPETITION PERIOD, a PARTICIPANT may receive an INVITATION SMS to a special challenge that offers him bonus points, along with a corresponding question.

5. Cost & Subscription

5.1. First subscription act is priced at N100, then renewal is N100/every 5 days inclusive of all taxes. Each trivia answer is N20/SMS. Other commands are free (POINTS, STOP, HELP).

5.2. The SUBSCRIPTION SMS to the premium leg successfully received from the Shortcode 55506 is charged at N100/every 5 days inclusive of all taxes.

5.3. PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERS can terminate their participation, by sending “STOP”, free of charge, to the Shortcode 55506.

5.4. PARTICIPANTS can get more information about the promotion by sending "HELP" to the competition's shortcode 55506.

5.5. PARTICIPANTS can get to know their points in the Trivia Game for free by sending "POINTS" to the competition's shortcode 55506.

6. Winner selection, notification and prize forfeiture

6.1. After the end of a PRIZE PERIOD, daily and biweekly, the winners will be selected.

6.2. For every prize available in the PRIZE PERIOD, one winner is selected.

6.3. Every winner will be contacted by the ORGANIZER on the mobile phone number he has used to participate in the COMPETITION. The ORGANIZER will attempt to contact the winner over a period of 180 days. If the winner cannot be contacted during this period, he is disqualified and forfeits the prize and the ORGANIZER will attempt to contact the next runner up.

6.4. The winner is required to provide proof of eligibility and sign a prize acceptance form (as requested by the ORGANIZER) before prizes can be collected. If the winner fails to provide sufficient proof within that period, he is disqualified and forfeits the prize and the next runner-up is contacted.

6.5. If the winner has any outstanding debts towards the ORGANIZER, these need to be settled within 3 days from being contacted by the ORGANIZER. If outstanding debts are not settled within that period, the winner forfeits the prize.

6.6. If a winner fails to redeem his/her prize within 180 days from the date of contact, the first substitute will be selected to claim the prize

6.7. If the winner and all runner-ups fail to claim the prize after a lapsed period of 180 days, the prize is deemed unclaimed and remains at the disposal of the ORGANIZER.

6.8. By accepting a prize within a period of 180 days from the date in which winners are made aware, a winner consents to the use of his first name, initial of last name, city of residence, photograph and likeness in any promotional material produced by the ORGANIZER. Such use does not entitle the winner to any further compensation.

6.9. Each PARTICIPANT (physical person or MSISDN) is entitled to receive only one prize per prize category (defined in 3.4).

7. Abuse and disqualification

7.1. PARTICIPANTS are not allowed to use machines that send automatically SMS messages or automate/facilitate the answer process or any other alternative of sending SMS messages, other than the mobile phone (this prohibits the use of any GSM modems attached to a computer or mobile phones attached to a computer). The ORGANIZER has the right to disqualify any PARTICIPANT under the suspicion of breaking this obligation.

8. Organizer's responsibilities

8.1. ORGANIZER's responsibility is strictly limited in giving the Prizes. The ORGANIZER cannot be held responsible for any delay or impossibility of sending or receiving SMS messages because of a technical problem. All the SMS messages will be considered received by the ORGANIZER when they are registered in the COMPETITION's IT system and not when they are sent by the PARTICIPANT. All the SMS messages will be considered received by the PARTICIPANT at the moment they were sent from the COMPETITION's IT system. PARTICIPANTS recognize and accept that the journal of the informatics system of the COMPETITION's IT System is the proof of the date, hour, minute and second of their receiving/ sending each SMS message.

9. Personal Data Protection

9.1. By participating in the Competition, the Participants expressly agree that personal data which they supply shall be processed by the Organizer for the purposes of executing the Competition and also for the purpose of publicizing the Competition and the Organizer. It is hereby specified that the Organizer guarantees that publicity, entailing the sharing with third parties of personal data supplied as a result of participation in the Competition, (including through television, the press, leaflets and other means and formats of communication) shall be made only with respect to the winners of the Prizes and will only indicate the given names and surnames of the winners, the location of their place of residence, their images and voices (contained in photographic records, audio, video and other types of records, made with the purposes of publicity connected to the Competition). The winning Participants give, through their participation in the Competition, express consent for the use of this data in formats herein defined. Following the termination of the Competition, the personal data will be destroyed.

9.2. In accordance with local laws and regulations, the Organizer respects the privacy of Participants of this Competition, by which it is committed to the use of technology in a transparent form and in strict observance of the rights, freedom and guarantees of the citizens and by the reservation of the intimacy of their private and family life. The personal data collected within the scope of this Competition will be treated as private and confidential. It shall not be disclosed to other individuals or organizations, except in the event of legislation to the contrary or where the Participants themselves authorize such. The data will be stored on servers with access controlled on a need-to-know basis and limited by passwords.

10. Governing Law & Amendments

10.1. This COMPETITION is organized under and governed by the laws and statutes of Nigeria.

10.2. These Terms & Conditions are valid during the COMPETITION PERIOD until amended or suspended by the ORGANIZER (Subject do Approval by the Commission).

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