By; Ayo Ojedokun, Lagos.
All is now set for the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria organized 15th edition of the annual Chief of Naval Staff U-14 boys and the 7th edition of the Naval Officers Wives Association U-17 girls’ football tournament between April 16 and 23, 2016.
In a statement issued by the Federation signed by its National General Secretary, Patrick Okpavuerhe hinted that the championship which will be held in Abuja is strictly for players under the ages of 14 years for boys and 17 years for girls as at April 30, 2016 with body weight of 51kg and maximum height of 1.58m for boys, 60kg and 1.78m for girls.
He further advised interested teams to adhere to the standard of the Federation by coming to the championship with 20 players, three officials and one of which must be a YSFON official just as it reminded teams that arrival date is Saturday, 16th April, 2016.
“As a member of the National Organizing Committee and FCT, YSFON Officials shall be on hand to receive them at Old Parade Ground Area 10 football field”.
On modalities for the game, the statement further explained that accommodation shall be provided at school hostels for all participating teams while all players shall present three passport photographs for license plus screening of players which will take place on Sunday, April 17″.
The Scribe noted however, that late arrival will not be entertained. He adviced them to make provisions for feeding and transportation of their players and officials, and to avoid night travel even as they were reminded that only states that have paid their affiliation fee will be eligible to participate in the tournament.