By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) has announced that it’s maiden U-18 boy’s football tournament will hold in Kaduna, from August 25 to September 1, 2018.
According to a statement by the Secretary General of the Federation, Patrick Okpavuerhe, the championship tagged “YSFON Cup” for U-18 boys, is aimed at giving young players opportunity to exhibit their talents.
He advised all states wishing to take part in the competition to ensure they register 20 players who must be 18 years by September 31 with body weight of 66kg and maximum height of 1.80m and three officials which one must be a YSFON official. Each player is also expected to present (3) passport photographs for licence while screening will take place from 7,00 am on Saturday 26th August, 2018.
The Federation scribe noted that team’s arrival date is Saturday 25th August, 2018 assuring participating teams that a member of the National Organizing Committee and Kaduna, YSFON Officials shall be on hand to receive them at the Ahmadu Stadium, Kaduna.
The statement further stated that accommodation shall be provided at school hostels for all participating teams. All players shall present three (3) recent passport photographs for licenses, while screening of players shall take place from 7.00am on Sunday 26th August, 2018.
Okpavuerhe advised teams to make provision for feeding and local transportation of their players and officials as no provision is made for this even as he advised teams against traveling at night for their safety.