All arrangement has been concluded for the maiden edition of Senate President’s Unity Cup soccer competition scheduled to hold in October 2017.
Pilot Sports was reliably informed that plans are being concretised to organise a soccer tournament that will provide opportunity for talented youths to display soccer skills.
The tournament tagged ‘SP Unity Cup’ will certainly be filled with great soccer competition and much fun.
Alhaji Abdul Rauph Abdul Salam is the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee while Mallam Rasheed Saraki is the Tournament Secretary. ‘We are a group of football enthusiasts, who are aiming at talent discovery and using sports as a springboard for poverty alleviation among the youth.
The main aim of the event is to further promote grassroots’ sports potentials in the country through the office of the Senate President.
It is also designed to serve as an avenue to reach out to the teeming youths who shall get engaged in the football event either as competitors or spectators. We are also encouraged and happy that the Senate President has endorsed the initiative.
The LOC Chairman however urged the private sector and sports loving individuals to encourage the youth and make them participate in sports activities’
The Tournament Secretary, Rasheed Saraki, also made it known that the tournament would feature top teams from the 36 states of the federation.
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki’s determination and commitment to the provision of platforms that would help the young people in getting their strengths and skills articulated appears to be unflinching and unwavering.