Former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammed Sani Saleh, has donated a Volkswagen Sharon bus and a cash sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,500,000) as winning prizes for the maiden edition of Peace and Unity Cup and tagged ‘General Catch Them Young’.
The grassroots tourney will be hosted in Kaduna town which is regarded as one of the nation’s hub of football.
Senator Saleh, who represented Kaduna Central in the Red Chamber, said: “it is my little way of promoting grassroots football and engage the youths, to shun any form of social vices.”
The former two-star Army General also informed that: “10 grassroots coaches will be sponsored on a coaching course at the prestigious National Institute for Sports (NIS).”
The gesture, he noted will improve the technical abilities of the coaches and also improve their livelihood. As they can move to the next level by applying for coaching positions with top league clubs.
The team who emerged as champions of the tourney will go home with the space bus.
Second placed team will go home with a whooping one million Naira (N1,000,000) while the 3rd placed team gets a sum of five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000).
The tournament is expected to kickoff on Friday 1st September, 2017.