*Tourney holds June 17-21
By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) has announced that the maiden edition of its U-16 boys Super 6 football championship will be hosted by Kaduna State from June 17 to 21, 2023.
A statement by the Federation signed by it’s National Secretary, Patrick Okpavuerhe it informed that South South will be represented by Bayelsa State while Bauchi State will represent North East with Kano State representing North West
Also, South West will be represented by Oyo State just as Nasarawa State will represent North Central with Abia State representing South East in the tournament.
The statement reminded all the zonal teams that they are to come to the competition with 20 players primarily under the age of 16 as at June 30, 2023, accompanied by three officials, one of which must be either YSFON zonal secretary or technical officer just as teams were advised to keep to the usual screening criteria.
All players for the tournament are also expected to present three recent passport photographs for licence and screening which shall take place from 7am on Sunday, June 18, 2023.
The statement further explained that as usual, accommodation shall be provided at school hostels for all participating teams, even as teams are advised to make provision for feeding and transportation of their players and officials as no provision will be made for it.
The Federation while advising teams against night travels, reminded all participating states to pay their registration fee of fifty thousand Naira (N50,000) on or before June 9, 2023.