By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
The 39th edition of the annual Gen Muritala Ramat Mohammed Football Tournament for U-16 boys will hold from February 12 to 19, 2022 at the ancient city of Kano.
According to a statement by the National Secretariat of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) organizers of the most glamorous and biggest youth football tournament in the country and signed by its Secretary General, Patrick Okpavuerhe all participating states are to submit their team list to the National Secretariat of the Federation on or before February 1, 2022 with the passport photograph of each player pasted on a file while there will also be a group photograph of the players with a form filled indicating names, age, date of birth, body weight and height of each player.
The statement also reminded each state that the body weight of each player is 58kg while the maximum height is 1.75m even as it stated that arrival date for the teams will be 11th February, 2022 at the Kano Pillars Stadium with screening of players taking place as from 7am on Saturday, February 12.
Okpavuerhe while reminding states that accommodation shall be provided at school hostels informed all participating teams to make arrangement for their feeding and transportation for the week long tournament.
The body also charged all states to come with their athletics team who will participate in the 1×100 meters relay, 100 meters and 200 meters event for the YSFON National President Athletics championship which will hold simultaneously with the football tournament.