Channels National Kids Cup To Promote Grassroots Football, Education

Channels Television  
Updated May 22, 2015

Channels-National-Kids-CupThe main organising committee of the Channels National Kids Cup has announced that ‘Season Seven’ of the competition would be used to promote football and education in schools.

During the flag-off ceremony held on Thursday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State, the chairman of the committee, Steve Judo, said the TV station was fully committed to developing grassroots football in Nigeria.

Judo said: “Season Seven will bring a lot of excitement. We want to give the kids an opportunity to play football, create team bonding and make new friends. We want to give them a good experience to take back to school”.

Members of the Nigeria Football Federation, Youth Committee, led by 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, were also present at a press briefing held on Thursday.

Mr Akinwunmi told the boys to love their education same way they love football.

“I must commend Channels Television for doing a great job and I know this competition will keep getting better. The Nigeria Football Federation will keep supporting the station’s efforts towards developing grassroots football,” Akinwunmi said.

Before the draw ceremony, the jerseys for the tournament were unveiled and handed over to the teams.

Sixteen teams from different parts of Nigeria will feature at the tournament in a round robin format.

Group A

123 Primary School, Minna, Niger State

Winners Primary School, Akure, Ondo State

Gwale Primary School, Kano, Kano State

Research Model Primary School. Kaduna, Kaduna State

GROUP B

School Road Primary, Umuahia, Abia State

Muslim Community Elementary Primary School, Modakeke, Osun State

Ansarudeen Primary School, Lokoja, Kogi State

Nana Primary School, Warri, Delta State

GROUP C

Focal Point Primary School, Ilorin, Kwara State

Christ The King Primary School, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom

Royal International School, Ogun State

Daemm Schools, Alakuko, Lagos State

GROUP D

Emmanuel Primary School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Enyeanugie Primary School, Benin, Edo State

Uncle Bayus Primary School, Ikorodu, Lagos State

Rochas Foundation Primary School, Owerri, Imo State