How Elite Schools Cup is breeding new sporting talents

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The Elite schools cup Association (ESCA) has been described as the appropriate avenue for breeding new African talent .

This proclamation was made at the opening ceremony of it’s fourth edition at Holy Child college in Lagos.

Private schools in Lagos compete each year in the ESCA cup, a championship of several chosen sports.

Olayinka Shokoya, the founder of Elite cup, noted that Nigeria is a nation with people who are extremely gifted in all sports but lack a platform to display them.

“Nigeria athletes do well in the Paralympics, in terms of sports, Nigerians find potential in disabilities,” he said.

“When it comes to sports, Nigeria doesn’t develop talent as quickly as Brazil, Ecuador, America, and other nations do.

“There are many talented individuals out there who lack a platform on which to compete. No forum to demonstrate their talents,and I also learned that public schools are receiving a lot of attention, which is what gave rise to ESCA,” Shokoya added.

He said the idea of schools banding together berthed the  Elite schools cup.

“Because of our partnership with Finland, I anticipate the Elite schools cup encompassing all of Africa within the next five years.”

About 100 schools will be taking part in the competition.

Some of the sports scheduled for the event include E-sports, Athletics, Football and Volleyball.


Editor: Peace Raymond

Courtesy: NAN


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