Federation Cup state preliminaries for Kwara State is all set to begin on 20, January 2024, according to State Football Association, Kwara FA, today, Tuesday November 14th, 2023.
It will be a month-long tournament that would end 20 February, after which the state is expected to present winners and first runner-up for the Men and Women categories of the championship to the country’s soccer ruling body, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).
Making the disclosure in a press release signed by Kashim Mohammed Agaka, Secretary, Kwara FA, the State football body also listed guidelines for registration for all interested clubs in the state, while also saying that the rules would be followed religiously.
The move conforms with the procedures earlier made available by the NFF, showing guidelines for the 2024 Federation Cup men and women competitions.
The registration process, according to FA, starts 15 November, 2023, and would end 30 of same month.
For the competition in Kwara and for clubs willing to participate, registration for the state Federation Cup, Men is pegged at N150, 000; for Women, it’s N100, 000.
Lateness in registration, according to FA, will attract financial sanctions.
By the regulation, lateness fee for clubs (men) is pegged at N200, 000, while for the women, it’s N120, 000.
Clubs willing to be part of the glamorous championship are required to pay into the State FA’s account.
Agaka gave the details of the state FA’s bank account as Eco Bank, 2612001249, Kwara State Football Association.
He equally directed that clubs should then proceed to Alhaji Usman Mustapha Football House, the FA’s Secretariat at the Stadium Complex, with a copy of evidence of payment with which to obtain registration forms.