GOVERNOR'S CUP: DELTA ANNOUNCES ONE WEEK DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES
Secondary Schools in Delta State have been directed to enter for the Governor's Cup that is billed to kick off next school season.
Professor Patrick Muoboghare, Chairman of the Committee set up by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan to revive football in secondary schools in the state announced this yesterday in Asaba and said the schools have one week from tomorrow to do so.
Muoboghare is also the commissioner for Basic Education in Delta and Principals and Games Masters of the schools have been directed to send entries to his office in Asaba.
'We will soon come out with the fixtures after we would have received the entries,' Muoboghare said yesterday.
More than 600 schools in Delta will engage in the Governor's Cup. About 450 of them are public schools.
Muboghare had warned Principals that they would lose their jobs if they fielded non students for the competition.
In an address to the Principals at Government College Ugheli, he said that the competition was compulsory to all schools and told them not only to prepare their soccer pitches but also to start training their teams. All schools, he said must register junior and senior teams.
'The Governor is committed to leaving a legacy in sports and reviving secondary school soccer is one of the ways to achieve that,' Muoboghare said, adding 'this will surely produce talents who may become stars and foreign exchange earners so it is part of his human capital development agenda.'