Delta / Zenith Bank Principal’s Cup kicks off in Asaba
All is set for the official kick-off of the Delta State Principal’s Cup football competition sponsored by Zenith Bank plc.
The competition which has been grounded for many years has been revived by the bank and will be competed for by all the over 1,200 private secondary schools and 446 public government secondary schools in the state.
On Monday, the preliminaries of the developmental competition started in all the 25 Local Governments in the state but today Zappa Mixed Secondary School and Okwe Secondary School (both in Asaba) will vie for honours in the official opening ceremony slated for St. Patrick College, Asaba
The CEO of Hideaplux Limited, Warri, the organisers of the event, Tony Pemu, told newsmen on Wednesday that with the support of Zenith Bank, everything has been put in place for an eventful take off of the competition.
Commissioner for basic and Secondary Education in Delta State, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, is expected to be the chief host just as Zenith Bank’s Deputy Managing Director, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, is a special guest at the event.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is also being expected along with other top government functionaries in the state for the kick-off. Many people in the state are excite that this competition is back because this is where talents are discovered,” Pemu said.
Basic Education Commissioner, Ebie stressed that the competition was a good opportunity to re-engineer education and sports and to further stress the importance of discipline to the young ones.
Ebie said: “We take education and sports seriously in the state. This is a football tournament but from time to time, we will be talking to all the participants on the importance of morals.
“Let me also assure that we are going to provide world-class entertainment with this event even though the event is a junior competition.”