Sport Minister Mr. Sunday Dare with Tony Oritse Pemu

of HidePlus Sports


By Olayinka Elebute

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare, in continuation of his quest to ensure sports becomes a viable business in Nigeria, on Monday, led officials of the Ministry in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)with Hideaplus sports consultancy.


The MoU between the Ministry and Hideaplus sports consultancy

will see to the organisation of the National Principals and Headmasters Cup competitions and will further serve to strengthen grassroots sports development.


In his remarks, the Minister expressed satisfaction that one of the Ministry’s vision for grassroots sports development was on its way to becoming  a reality. He added that the event will bring back the experiences of the Principals Cup which birthed some ex nationals in the past, while promising to include as many sports as possible.


“You would recall the nostalgia that Principals Cup put on everybody’s lips, we have seen some of our best footballers and stars come through the Principals Cup and suddenly it died off.


“Today we give strength to our commitment to bring back the Principals Cup that would serve as trailblazer to bring back some of the past and lost glory of not just football development but also sports development and I promise we won’t be about just football as other sports would be included.”


In his response, the Chief Responsibility Officer of Hideaplus sports consultancy, Tony Oritse Pemu thanked the Minister for his visionary approach to sports in Nigeria and promised give their best to reenact the old tradition of grassroots talent discovery and development.


The National Principals Cup would cut across secondary schools in  the country  while the HeadMaster’s Cup would cut across primary schools, with  about 10,000 schools to participate when it kicks off.


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  1. Good interview conducted by GONG NEWS, i pray that ALMIGHTY GOD will grant the President of AFN, the wisdom, drive, good health and massive corporate support to achieve the stated objectives in the interview. Such goals are already being achieved by Amaju Pinick in the areas of corporate support for football in Nigeria

  2. Olusola Olajide Dauda

    t’s a good begining if properly excuted & managed.With this new development, better results wil be recorded in a jiffy. “Cos, Oluwole Francis & his committee members are tasking we coaches to be more proactive at our end. However, that athletes should show more commitment in their chosen events. Mr Oluwole, kindly listen to the words of elders which are words of wisdom. May GOD see you through & give athletics family breakthrough in the 2017 & 2018 sporting activities.

  3. Forge ahead please

  4. Okechukwu Micheal Barth

    This is the wish of every athlete out there… I pray that these dreams shall come true come 2020, we want to proudly say Vision 2020 and see these visions become realities.. God bless AFN, God bless the Hon Gusau..