Get answers to common questions about the HIVE Leagues
How long are the games?
Game lengths are at least 30 minutes total in length.
Do you have women’s leagues?
We are always happy to create women’s leagues, wherever there is enough interest. Everybody should play.
I am new to football. I just want to kick-about, sweat, exercise etc. Is there a place for me?
Yes. Our leagues cater to all skill levels from beginners to more experienced and skilled footballers.
Do you use referees?
We employ match managers and referees to ensure matches are played safely and fairly.
I am a free agent (I do not belong to a team). How do I get on a team?
Generally once you register we will get your info to a team captain or existing team for the season or create a new team for you and other free agents like you.
What is the format for the season?
Generally each team plays each other once in their league. Any variations to this format will be communicated at the start of the season
How many players are on the field at once?
We manage 5, 6, 7, 8-aside leagues meaning that at any point, there will be 1 Goalkeeper and all the other players will be outfield. The exact number depends on the format for the season
How many players am I allowed on my roster the season?
You can have up to 12 players on your roster but most teams carry 9 -10 players to maximize playing time. Any variations to this will be communicated
What footwear can I use?
We will play on natural grass where available and artificial turf in other locations. You will need football boots well suited for the surface you will play on to prevent slippage and injury. We do not allow metal studded boots and encourage all players to wear shin guards to ensure they stay safe while out on the pitch
Is slide tackling allowed?
When does the league’s start?
Our leagues run all year round. The exact start dates of every league will be communicated to the teams
I have a group of a few friends, not enough for a team that want to play. Can we be on the same team?
Yes. We can accommodate most requests for players to remain on the same team
What do winning teams get?
Generally we have trophies, medals and other prizes to give away to winning teams. We continue to work hard to get the best prizes in small sided or amateur football for our teams.
Is it free to play?
No. We pay for facilities, equipment and staff to manage to league operations and provide a good experience for players. All payments are expected no less than 7 days before a new season starts.
How much to play?
Season fees are generally dependent on the number of teams in a league but the minimum is N10,000 per player per season. Leagues will be made up a minimum of 8 teams – in this scenario, each team will play 7 matches which translates to a cost of less than N1,500 per player per match.
How do I sign up?
  • Clicking register and filling in your details
  • WhatsApp 0818 000 2563 with full name, email address and location (town/ city and state)
  • Calling 0818 000 2563
  • Sending us an email to providing full names, email address and location (town/ city and state)

Where you registered your interest by email or online form you will get a response from us within 48 hours (for week days)
How do I make payments?
We advise you when we are ready to receive your payments. At that time you can pay in any of the following ways:
  • Bank Transfer to
    The HIVE Hospitality and Wellness Ltd
    Guaranty Trust Bank

    Please send us a note if you make a payment via bank transfer so that we can confirm it.
  • Online via Paystack channel
    For single player
    Pay here

    For team
    Pay here
I still have questions. What now?
E-Mail us at or chat us up on Instagram or facebook on our handle @thehiveleagues or by whatsapp or phone call on 0818 000 2563

We look forward to seeing you all on the field soon!! Everybody should play!!