Sports minister declares National pricipal cup open

The much awaited principal cup finally got underway  on Friday as Igbobi college and and Government College Kaduna raised the curtain on the  competition in a grand style at  the Agege stadium, Lagos.

According to the Minister of youth and sports development Mr. Sunday Dare who is the  brain behind the revival of the  principal cup “it’s a dream come  true  to be here today, to watch  young stars  kick off the  National  Principal cup.  We are so proud of what they’ve done today. It is my hope that young talents will be discovered from  this principal cup to become  the likes of Daniel Amokachi , Franklin Howard, Tajudeen  Disu, Waidi Akanni who  are here as  a source of inspiration to these young stars.”

He furthermore said “The 
Principal's cup brought friendship and fostered unity,  therefore we want to bring back its lost glory...Some  products of the  Principal's cup include Segun Odegbami ,Daniel Amokachi,  Henry Nwosu,  Tajudeen Disu ,  Ali jeje  who became notable internationals.”

While reiterating his Vision,  he said “Part of my vision when I assumed office  is talents discovery . I will be glad if talents discovered here can   become world stars like The Amokachis, Ekejia, Odegbamis, Adokiyes of this world.”

Notable dignitaries who graced the occasion include  Deputy Governor of Edo state; Comrade Phillip Shaibu, Honourable Minister of State for Education Chief Emeka Nwajiuba, NFF Vice presidents Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, Shehu Dikko, Daniel Amokachi,  President of Nigerian Olympic Committee and  a host of others . 
The Minister concluded by saying “The principal cup has  come to stay.

The  students must  combine football with education , they should emulate  ex internationals who combined education with football  like Segun Odegbami, Adokie Amiesimaka, Dr Felix Owolabi, Patrick Ekeji, Seyi Olofinjana and  others".

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