Osun launches awareness campaign for Governor’s Cup

The State of Osun on Wednesday launched 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, Tola Usman, informed that the “programme instituted in honour of the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in appreciation of his development efforts, is a grassroots 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 kickoff of the competition slated for November 4, Double Accord Resources, in conjunction with the state sports establishment, launched 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.

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According to 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 to provide entertainment and excitement for the Osun public and tourists.

“For the players and participating teams, we have also earmarked various mouth watering monetary and material prizes to make it worth their while in addition to the veritable platform the programme presents them for career development,” Usman added.

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