SPORTS: Osun Launches Governor’s Cup Campaign

Football-Airtel-300x224The government of the State of Osun will on Wednesday, October 23, launch an awareness campaign for the organisation of Governor’s Cup U-17 football competition for the discovery and nurturing of young football talents across the state.

The project coordinator, Mrs Tola Usman, informed that the “programme instituted in honour of the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in appreciation of his development efforts, is a grassroot development initiative designed to raise players for both the State of Osun, the national teams and various football clubs across the country, and to also engage youths in sports as a means of directing them away from involvement is social vices.”

Ahead of the kick off of the competition slated for November 4 to tally with the anniversary celebration of the swearing in of the governor, the organisers, Double Accord Resources, in conjunction with the state sports establishment, are launching the awareness campaign to enlighten participants from the thirty-one local government areas of the state and prospective sponsors and supporters on how they can partake in the programme and what to expect.

According to Mrs Usman, notwithstanding that the Osun Governor’s Cup is a talent hunt programme, the organisers intend to make it a state wide celebration of sports.