National Principals' Cup Strengthens Grassroots Sports - Gawuna

Posted by:Abubakar Dundu

National Principals' Cup Strengthens Grassroots Sports - Gawuna

Following the recent unveiling of the official logo of the forthcoming National Principals Cup,the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, said the revamped football competition will serve as an avenue for strengthening grassroots sports through identifying and nurturing of young talents that will become future champions in the country .

Dr. Gawuna, who is also the President of Youths Sports Federation of Nigeria, made the assertion Tuesday when he paid a visit to the Minister Of Sports,Mr. Sunday Dare, in his office.

He said he is optimistic the event which in the past has produced many household names in sports  will now bring back the glory days when Nigeria ruled a lot of sports categories not only in Africa but around the globe.

The Deputy Governor also commended the Federal Ministry Of Sports for accepting to build another stadium in Kano State, which he says would enhance and promote sporting activities in the State. 

Responding, the Minister Of Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, said there are plans to expand the tournament to include other sports apart from football.

He explained that the competition is organised by the Federal Ministry Of Sports in collaboration with Hideaplus alongside other partners such as the Youths Sports Federation of Nigeria, Nigeria Schools Sports Federation and All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools.

The Minister, while assuring of continued support and partnership, also commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his foresight in creating a ministry solely for sports activities in Kano State.