The main Organising Committee of the National Principal’s 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 Principal’s 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 Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II who has instituted an award for the Most Valuable Player of the competition.
The Ooni who participated in the Headmasters and Principals Cup while in primary and secondary school commended the Minister for the initiative which he believes would cement national unity and forge friendship among youths across the nation.