The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has unveiled the format for the revived Principal’s Cup competition for secondary schools in Nigeria. The event will run from the states to the zones with the finals billed for Abuja.
The Chairman of the Organizing Committee Dr Ademola Are said, “All is now set for the states, zonal and grand finale of the revived National Principal’s Cup. The states finals would run from March 8th to 12th, with four teams per State. The state champions will proceed to the zonal finals across the six geopolitical zones from March 18th to 22nd , while the national final takes place from April 1st to 4th in Abuja.
“We are working round the clock to ensure a hitch free competition. The NSSF, ANCOPSS and YSFON are working with the Main organizing committee to stage a seamless competition.”
The President of the Nigerian School Sports Federation Mrs Olabisi Joseph stated that: “The final fixtures would be unveiled on Monday March 8th when all the states would have put in all their entries. Twenty two events will be competed for in athletics 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 the competition took place on 26th February, 2021 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos with Igbobi College, Lagos and Government College, Kaduna playing to a 1- 1 draw.
Three events: football, table tennis and athletics will be competed for.