By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Necessary arrangements havebeen concluded by the Federal Ministry Of Youth and Sports Development, North West Zonal Sports Office for the U-17 Girls Volleyballchampionship tagged “Dutse 2021” billed to commence on June 24 in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Zonal Coordinator, Alhaji Abdullahi Idris, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday June 22, 2021.
“Please, this is to inform you and the general public that, following the cardinal thrust of setting Zonal Sports Office and in compliance to the directives for all (Zonal Sports Offices) Under the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Developments to simultaneously conduct U-17 volleyball championship; I am delighted to inform you which will hold in Dutse, Jigawa State,24 – 27th June, 2021, 08:00am,” he said.
According to the statement, amongst other aims and objectives, the championship will serve as an avenue for selection of talented players, nurturing then with a view to forming a formidable youth female national team that is readily available for national assignments.
“Select talented players that would serve as a feeder to our present national team, intensification of gender (female) age-group competitions and foster unity through competitive atmosphere,” it informed.
It further informed that in its efforts to ensure keen and vigorous competition; the Zonal Sports Office has earmarked cash, certificates, trophies, t-Shirts, jerseys, Mp3 players, and wrist – watches e.t.c. as prizes at the tournament.
The North West Zonal Sports Office under the Presidency, with it’s Headquarters at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, covers seven states; Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara. .