By Mukhtar Yahaya Usman
Three international youth teams have declared their interest to battle for honours alongside the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory in the 37th edition of Ramat Cup billed to hold in Kano in January 2019.
The competition, organised by the Youths Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) is scheduled for the ancient city of Kano from 11-19 January 2019, the President of the body, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said yesterday.
According to Gawuna, the participation of the three teams from Ghana and Niger Republic is to restore the international status of the competition.
The YSFON President, who is also the deputy governor of Kano State, said that remembering the heroic attributes of one of the greatest leaders in the country, Murtala Ramat Mohammed, who stood in for justice and better wellbeing of the citizens, was one way the body can keep the memory in the minds of many Nigerians who were alive and those not born while he lived.
In a release from the YSFON’s secretariat signed by the national secretary Patrick Okpavuerhe, the competition was moved from its usual February dates to January because of the incoming general elections in the country.
Okpavuerhe stated in a notice to all the expected States and the FCT, that the champions of the various states should be their representatives as a selected side from any of them will not be entertained.
He said they should complete their finals on January 5, 2019 as the champions are expected to arrive the city on January 11 and the screening would hold the following day inside the Kano Pillars stadium, Sabon Gari.
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