THE Delta State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hideaplux Limited to revive the Principals’ Cup football competition in the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Festus Agas, who signed the MoU on behalf of the state, said Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was committed to human capacity development.
Agas urged the consulting firm to source funds for the competition, stressing that the state government would not provide funds for the football tournament.
The Chief Executive Officer of Hideaplux Limited, Mr. Tony Oritse-Pemu, said, “From experience, I discovered that a lot of our youths need mental reset for them to be great. I was also able to identify the fact that our young people with great sporting talents no longer have a platform to showcase and grow their talent.
“As a result, they now channel their energy into social vices like cultism, truancy and hooliganism. So we thought of engaging one of the most effective platform to use in tackling these negative trend and what came to our mind is the secondary schools being an environment where we have a lot of youth at their emerging stages in life.”
The preliminary rounds of the competition will be played in February next year, with the final expected to be played on May 27.