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Dare: Principal’s Cup Will Help Discover New Talents

Dare: Principal’s  Cup Will Help Discover New Talents

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare says the revival of the Principal’s Cup will lead to the discovery of new talents for Nigeria.

The minister said this in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), John Joshua-Akanji, on Thursday in Abuja.

Dare said the ministry revived the secondary school cup competition in order to discover and nurture new talents with educational background.

” The National Principals Cup is back, one of the bedrock of grassroots sports development.

“The likes of Segun Odegbami, Henry Nwosu, Late Stephen Keshi, Daniel Amokachi, Victor Ikpeba , Joseph Dosu, Tajudeen Disu, Ganiyu Ajide , among others were all products of the Principal’s cup and they all donned the green white green national jersey.

“The fact that we can discover young talents from secondary schools and nurture them to stardom made us focus on reviving the competition, ” Dare said.

He assured that the competition would soon start across the country after all logistics are put in place.

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“The Principal’s cup is kicking off soon across the federation because talents abound everywhere.

“The organisng committe need to pay attention to details and as much as possible scout for talents that will be useful to the country.

“The Principal’s cup is not restricted to only football but other sports like Boxing, Badminton, table tennis and athletics.

This is to ensure that the competition stands the test of time with sustainable improvements,” he said.

The minister stressed the need to scout, discover and groom young talents for the country in order to continue to dominate in the world of sports.

The Principal’s Cup is a football competition amongst secondary schools, aimed at fostering unity and identifying local football talents at the grassroots level.

The competition, which has produced many ex-internationals, was very popular in the 80’s and 90’s but was abandoned until its recent revival by the minister.

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