The Executive Committee of the Channels National Kids Cup have called for entries from Lagos State Schools that are interested in participating at the 7th edition of the football competition.
The competition is strictly for pupils currently in primary school and not above the age of 13 at the date of commencement of the football event.
Supported by the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA), this year’s edition would retain the 16 teams format with players from other regions of the federation converging in Lagos to compete.
The LSFA in propagating its Eko Football vision has laid emphasis on youth development and has encouraged local tournaments such as the monthly under-13 and under-15 boys and girls football event.
According to the chairman of the main organising committee, Mr Steve Judo, the Lagos State preliminaries would be played on knock-out basis and the finalists would play at the National finals.
Mr Judo gave the assurance that this year’s edition would be exciting as kids from other parts of the federation would converge on Lagos to compete and make new friends.
The tournament which is aimed at discovering young talents and promoting the game of football at the grass-roots level is a corporate social responsibility programme of Channels Television.
Schools in Lagos that want to participate at the tournament can pick up application forms free of charge at Channels Television headquarters, Isheri North and the office of the Lagos State Football Association at Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island.
The main organising committee has fixed March 10th to 15th as tentative date for the Lagos preliminaries.
Click here to read the Rules and Regulations For The Competition.
The Governor of Ogun state, Mr Ibikunle Amosun has promised to collaborate with the management and staff of Channels Television in a partnership with his administration, to showcase the developmental works in Ogun state.
The governor made a brief stop at the station’s headquarters in Isheri North a border town between Lagos and Ogun state while on an inspection tour of projects in Ifo local government area of Ogun state.
He was received by the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh, and management staff of Channels Television.