Sports Ministry Announces Schedule For 2022 National Principals’ Cup

By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.

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The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development have announced new dates for the staging of the 2022 National Principals Cup tournament.

After exhaustive deliberations on new possible dates which will not put the calendar of schools into jeopardy, the state finals will now hold between 24th and 26th November 2022. The zonal finals will take place between 11th and 15th December 2022, while the national finals is scheduled for 18th to 22nd January,  2023.

The Nigerian School Sports Federation is saddled with the responsibility of coordinating the organisation of the state finals, after which the baton will handed over to the zonal coordinators for the prosecution of the zonal finals.

The tournament then transits to the national finals that will take place at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

“The purpose of the National Principals’ Cup is to discover talents and it is part of the clear mandate of the ministry,” the Director of Grassroots at the Ministry, Patrick Okeke, said.

It is key to develop talents and the re-injection of life into the National Principals’ Cup, which is in its second successive year is important.”

The Minister for Youth and Sports development, Sunday Dare,  committed to reinstating the National Principals’ Cup and his administration is set to host another edition of the championship, that has produced international heroes for Nigeria.

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