Zenith Bank, Akwa Ibom govt Principals’ Cup begins Sept 30 – Akwa Ibom State Government has signed a partnership deal with Zenith Bank PLC to revive the Principals’ Cup football competition in the state after many years in limbo.
The partnership is facilitated by HideaPlus Limited, a sport marketing/consultancy firm led by the Chief Operating Officer, Tony Pemu. The tournament is tagged Zenith Bank Akwa Ibom Principals’ Cup.
Pemu said the tournament would involve all secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State and shall be played between September 30 and December 3, 2019, noting that the competition was aimed at discovering young talents with a view of harnessing them in sync with their educational pursuits.
He hinted that at the end of the competition, a football clinic shall be put together where football scouts from within and outside the country shall feast from the talents harvested from the tournament.
Also, the young talents discovered shall have the opportunity to meet with ex- international’s during the finals.
At the signing of the partnership for the state government was the Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Monday Ebong Uko, the Chairman and Senior Special Assistant to the governor on sports, Elder Paul Bassey and the Director of Sports and Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Coach Lawrence Iquaibom.