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Ademola Are Speaks On Principals' Cup 2021 Kick-off Game

Ademola Are Speaks On Principals' Cup 2021 Kick-off Game

The Main Organising Committee (MoC) of the National Principals' Cup has announced that the match between Government College, Kaduna and Igbobi College,  Lagos scheduled for the 26th of February  at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, is a  ceremonial  exhibition game "to raise awareness  about the rejuvenated  Principal's  Cup  Competition". 

According  to the Director  of Grassroots  Sports  Development  in the Ministry  of Youth and Sports, Dr. Ademola Are, "The opening match between  Igbobi  College, Lagos  and Government  College , Kaduna is a  ceremonial exhibition  game designed  to raise awareness for the National  Principal's  Cup competition.

"The competition  was earlier  scheduled to  kick off on  February 12, but we had to  postpone it  to enable us put structures in place for a hitch-free event. 

"The ceremony will  start from  February 26 with a ceremonial exhibition  match between Government  College,  Kaduna and Igbobi College, Lagos at the Agege Stadium,  Lagos" .

Dr. Are affirmed that the competition proper will hold  in all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.

The  states  finals are  slated from February 23- 26, zonal finals  holds from  March 8th- 12th while the National finals takes place from April 1st to 5th 2021.

The revival of the Principals Cup is one of the cardinal programmes  of the Minister  of Youth and sports Development, Sunday Dare, aimed at  the discovery of  budding talents in  schools in line with the  grassroots sports Development  policy  of the Ministry.

Five events ; Football, table tennis,  Badminton,  Athletics and Boxing  will be staged among the schools.

READ ALSO: Sports: Principals' Cup Gets New Kick-Off Date

Minister Dare is expected to be present as the Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonial kick off.

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