120 football teams across the six geo-political zone of Nigeria are expected to take part in the 14th edition of the Inter-State U-15 Emeka Anyaoku football tournament scheduled to hold 3, on July in Lagos.
The much-anticipated competition is being sponsored by His Excellency Chief Emeka Anyaoku who was the former Secretary-General of Commonwealth Nations.
In a chat with sports247.ng in Lagos, tournament coordinator, Aliu Ganiu said 120 teams would assemble in Lagos for the competition saying that 3 million would be shared among the champions, the first runner-up, and second runner-up.
“We are seriously planning for the Anyaoku cup. We have been doing this for the past thirteen years and this is the fourteen edition that would attract more clubs not only in Lagos but across the country. The tourney is being sponsored by well known Nigerian personality and he wants the teams from various parts of the geo-political zone of the country. Presently we have seen more than half of the teams but we are still expecting more teams to come for their registration forms,” he said.
Ganiu disclosed that the organizing committee recently met the cup donor, Chief Anyaoku and he had given them the necessary support to make this year’s edition a memorable one and urged the committee to ensure that all the teams come from six geo-political zones.
“This is the biggest task for the committee and we are trying to talk to our partners in another part of the country to give us more football academies who have football pedigree because we want to select and allow teams who are disciplined and . good football to participate and avoid any form of hooliganism during and after the match,” he said.
Ganiu revealed that the venue for the competition would be announced as soon as the targeted number of the clubs have completed their registration forms.
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