Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Minister for Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Ibrahim Shaibu, chairman of Remo Stars football club, Kunle Soname and other top government officials are expected to grace today’s ceremonial kickoff of the National Principals Cup, which first match features Igbobi College, Lagos, against Government College, Kaduna.
Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, is expected to take the ceremonial kickoff at the Agege Stadium, signaling the beginning of the competition in the six geo-political zones of the country.
According to the Director of Grassroots Sports in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr. Ademola Are, the revival of the Principals Cup is one of the cardinal programmes of the current Sports minister aimed at boosting schools sports, discovering and grooming young talents in the country.
Apart from football, athletes across the 36 states and FCT Abuja will also compete for honours in table tennis, badminton and athletics.
States’ finals will hold from March 8 to 12, Zonal finals from March 18 to 22, while the finals are billed April 1 to 5, 2021.