The Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), has again set the ball rolling as excitement is already in the air preparatory for the 39th edition of the Ramat Cup International U-16 Boys football tournament, and the Nasiru Gawuna Athletics Championship holding in Kano state.
The all encompassing sports events that have produced Nigerian football and athletic stars is put together by the Nation’s foremost youths sports organizing body, YSFON and sponsored by the Kano State government.
Speaking with sports Journalists today, YSFON Organizing Secretary, Abdulrasaq Usman says despite the initial hiccups, the 2022 edition of the competition promises to be the best in terms of organisation, security and prizes for the winners and outstanding athletes.
President of YSFON and Deputy Governor of Kano State, Dr Nasiru Gawuna says the Kano government is not relenting in its efforts to give participating youths a wonderful opportunity to enable them actualize their dreams.
In his reaction, YSFON National Secretary, Olorogun Patrick Okpavuerhe says over 25 states have so far indicated interest in the tournament as it plans to fine-tune the fixtures to accommodate more teams.
Okpavuerhe insisted that YSFON has instructed the teams to play by Covid-19 rules and protocols to ensure the safety of all participants.
All participating teams must present both football and athletics squads.They are to arrive the Kano Pillars Stadium on the 11th of February, 2022, for the 10- day- events which is expected to end on the 19th of February