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Principal’s Cup kicks off February 26th

The Main Organising Committee (MOC) of the National Principals Cup has announced that the  revived National  competition  earlier scheduled to kick-off on  February 12 will now start from  February 26. 

The secondary school showpiece will be heralded with an opening  ceremony and match between Government College, Kaduna and Igbobi College, Lagos, at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. 

According to the Director of Grassroots Sports in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr Ademola Are, the postponement became necessary in order to sort out a few logistics, and to ensure a hitch-free competition.

The revival of the Principals Cup is one of the cardinal programmes  of the Minister of Youth and sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare aimed at the  re-invigoration of schools and grassroots sports development,  enhance talent discovery and grooming of young talents  in the country.

Unlike in the past when only football was featured, table tennis,  badminton, atheletics, boxing and volleyball would be competed for among the schools. 

The competition has received high  profile endorsement from the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, who has instituted an award for the Most Valuable Player. 

The Ooni, who participated in the Headmasters and Principals Cup while in primary and secondary schools commended the Minister, Mr. Dare for the initiative which he believes would cement national unity and forge friendship among youths across the nation.

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