The organisers of the Zenith/Delta Principals Cup football competition for secondary schools are working on setting up of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the event.
Top sports officials in Delta State and the newly-appointed Commissioner for Secondary School Education, Mrs Rose Ezewu, have stepped up preparation for the developmental youth football competition.
It was learnt that letters have been sent to schools on the plans for the forthcoming edition which is the gift in the series of the revived football fiesta.
Sponsors, Zenith Bank, has also declared readiness for the annual event as the management has told its partners, Delta State, to go ahead with the modalities to make this year’s event special.
However, the organisers have announced that a press conference will take place next month at the Conference Hall, Olorogun Felix Ibru Secretariat, Asaba while the kickoff will be taking place on October 7, at St. Patricks’ College, Asaba.
The third place and the final matches are billed for November 25 at the Stephen Keshi Ultra-Modern Stadium, Asaba.
“We are looking at getting the schools involved in the planning so that it will not clash with school programmes in any way.
“Because the competition did not take place next year, we are putting extra effort to create awareness and bring back the glamour so that the young ones will enjoy themselves,” one of the organisers said.
The winner of this edition will be registered for the National Principals Cup competition next year.
It would be recalled that School of Commerce Warri emerged winners of the 2019 Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup after defeating Zappa Mixed School, Asaba 2-1.