The Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria ( YSFON)organised Ramat Cup will hold in the ancient city of Kano from February 5-13, this year.
YSFON’s president and Deputy Governor of Kano State, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said on Tuesday that the competition which is an annual event to honour late former Head of State, General Murtala Ramat Mohammed who was assassinated on February 13, 1976, will see teams from the 36 states of the federation and the Capital Federal City, participating.
Dr Gawuna said the completion which is been bankrolled by the Kano State government, under the able leadership of Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje will see young players from across the country battling for who lift the trophy at the end of the competition.
He said that apart from the football event, participating teams will still show their athletics power through their participation in the 4*4 relay event on the final day of the competition.
The President said already the organising committee has put in place all necessary arrangements to ensure a hitch free tournament.
He said the event will hold in line with all the protocols of COVID 19 been adhere to, charging the players and officials on the need to follow the laid down rules that will be put in place.
Dr Gawuna further said the desire to keep honouring the late leader, who was killed 45 years ago, is in line with spirit of keeping the memories of his good deeds in the service of the country.
He said this year’s competition will be one of the best organised youth tournament in the country in recent time.
He applauded Kano State Government for its support for the federation all these years, to keep the flag of encouraging youths across in the country to showcase their talents.
He said that awards will be given to players who excel in the competition, just as the winners will also be handsomely rewarded.
The Deputy Governor appealed to resident in the state to continue to support the programme, holding in honour of their late son.