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