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Sports Ministry Announces New Dates for 2022 National Principals’ Cup

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The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development have announced new dates for the staging of the 2022  National Principals Cup.


After exhaustive deliberations on new possible dates which will not put schools’ calendar into jeopardy, the state finals will now hold between 24th and 26th November 2022.


The zonal finals will take place between 11th and 15th December 2022 while the national finals is scheduled for 18th to 22nd January,  2023.


The Nigerian School Sports Federation is saddled with the responsibility of coordinating the organization of the state finals, after which the baton will handed over to the zonal coordinators for the prosecution of the zonal finals. The tourney then transits to the national finals that will take place at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Director of Grassroots at the ministry,  Mr. Patrick Okeke said that “the purpose of the National Principals’ Cup is to discover talents and it is part of the clear mandate of the ministry. It is key to develop talents and the reinjection of life into the  National Principals’ Cup, which is in its second successive year is important”.

Minister for Youth and Sports development,  Sunday Dare  commited to reinstating the National Principals’ Cup and his administration is set to host another edition of the championship that has produced international heroes for Nigeria.

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FCT Residents shun FiFa World cup for OteforWealth championship

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Resident of FCT weekend shuned the ongoing world cup Games in Qatar but trouped out en mass to cheer their different states participating at the ongoing OTE4Wealth National championship.


The Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding at the Water FC Stadium, Apo Abuja is in in honour of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropist and Business mogul, Femi Otedola Femi Otedola who clocked 60 on November 4. 

In matches day two, Bayelsa advanced to the next round of the maiden edition of #Ote4Wealth National Football Tournament on Saturday.

Edo were the victims as Bayelsa humbled them 2-0, with John Raphael registering a brace.


Goals from Zakari John and Biola Brian was the tonic Abia needed to defeat Taraba 2-0.
A superbly taken free kick by Ehiam Akami helped Akwa Ibom pip Ogun 1-0.

Meanwhile, FCT also beat Oyo 1-0. Sani Auwalu was on song for the winning team.
Ajoh Chika’s header settled the game between Ebonyi and Enugu. 


Ekiti and Niger failed to score at the end of regulation. The latter won 4-3 on penalties.

Match Day 2 Results.
Abia 2-0 Taraba 
Nasarawa 0-3 Osun
Cross River 0-0 Kebbi (AP 1-4)
Ondo 0-3 Rivers
Enugu 0-1 Ebonyi
Kogi 0-0 Anambra (AP 4-3)
Akwa Ibom 1-0 Ogun
Katsina 0-3 Bauchi
Zamfara 0-2 Kwara
Ekiti 0-0 Niger (AP 3-4)
Oyo 0-1 FCT
Delta 1-0 Yobe 
Edo 0-2 Bayelsa

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