Organisers of the recently revived Principal’s Cup competition for Secondary Schools in the country, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development have unveiled the format for the competition which would run from the states to the zones, culminating in the finals billed for Abuja.
According to the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dr Ademola Are, “All is now set for the states, zonal and grand finale of the revived National Principal’s Cup competition.The states’ finals would run from March 8th- 12th, with four teams per state, state champions will proceed to the Zonal Finals across the six geopolitical zones from March 18th- 22nd , while the National Final takes place from April 1st- 4th in Abuja.
“We are working round the clock to ensure a hitchfree competition. The NSSF, ANCOPSS and YSFON, are working with the Main Organising Committee to stage a seamless competition”.
According to the President of the Nigerian School Sports Federation, Mrs Olabisi Joseph, “The final fixtures would be unveiled on Monday, 8 March, 2021 when all the states would have put in all their entries. Twenty two events will be competed for in Atheletics with 44 athletes expected per state in football, athletics and table tennis. Already, the NSSF state chapters have registered more than 132 schools from 33 states for the competition, and more are still coming. We want to achieve success in this competition, so the rules of eligibility will be strictly adhered to”.
The ceremonial flag-off for the competition took place on.Friday, 26 February, 2021 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos with Igbobi College, Lagos and Government College, Kaduna playing to a pulsating 1- 1 draw.
Three sporting events: Football, Table Tennis and Atheletics will be competed for during the competition.