YSFON Finalises Preparations For CNS/NOWA Football Tournaments


The Nigerian Navy in conjunction with the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria YSFON have finalized plans to organize the 20th edition of the Chief of Naval Staff Under 14 boys and the 12th edition of the Naval Officers Wives Association NOWA Under 17 girls national football tournaments

The flagship competitions designed to hold in Enugu South East Nigeria, from April 6-13, 2024, are already attracting nationwide attention with over 28 teams ready to participate

Speaking with the media recently, the National President Dr Nasiru  Gawuna, expressed YSFON’s appreciation to the Nigerian Navy for their sponsorship and commitment to supporting Youths Sports development.

The National Secretary of the sports body, Patrick Okpavuerhe reiterated the need for participating teams to begin early preparations.to avoid hitches and unpleasant experiences

He reminded all the states to ensure that the participating teams  present 20 players each whose ages must be strictly 14 years for boys and 17 years for girls as at 30th April, 2024.

During the media briefing, Technical Director of YSFON Abdulgafar Agboola, said

participating teams are expected to arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Saturday, April 6 before 6pm. 

All teams must be accompanied by three officials; one of whom must be a YSFON official Agboola said upon arrival the teams will be received by YSFON officials at the stadium.

He insisted that the male players must possess body size of 51 kg with a maximum height of 1.58m while that of the females is 60kg and 1.78m body size. to avoid being screened out.

The National Welfare Officer Alhaji Ahmed Abdullah said to enable  YSFON make adequate arrangement for the teams’ accommodation and accreditation, clear information must be made available.

He said accommodation will be reserved in school hostels while all the participating teams will feed and transport themselves to and from venue of the tournaments.

YSFON has however appealed to the Enugu state government for the necessary logistics support so it could have a seamless competition.

It however appreciates the players and their parents for their cooperation while assuring them of  adequate security during and after the week long national competitions.


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