By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
Federal College of Education (FCE) Zaria has concluded arrangements for the hosting of the first edition of the Executive Secretary National Commission of Colleges (NCCE) Professor Bappah Aliyu Muhammad Football Competition.
A statement signed by the local organizing committee Chairman Mr. Francis Tambiyi said, the competition is scheduled to take place between Friday 15th – 24th September, 2017 at the FCE Zaria football field.
According to him, about 13 Federal Colleges of Education across the country and the NCCE team have been accredited to participate, while Adeyemi College of Education FCE Katsina are expected to participate as observers.
Mr. Tambiyi also said, the hosting right given to the college was as a result of donation of trophy by the Executive Secretary for the colleges to compete among themselves, the trophy was tagged (ES Cup)
To have a successful tournament, all hands should be on deck by both the management, staff and students of the college are working round the clock in ensuring that no stone is left unturn.
The LOC has been on alert so that visiting colleges have a very good atmosphere and enjoy the good conducive arena of FCE Zaria.
The 10 days’ tournament will no doubt attract sports administrators, football enthusiasts and football loving people from far and near will be on ground to watch and support good game.
While, the Provost of the College, Dr. Ango Abdullahi Ladan has inspected the fields and other facilities to be used by the footballers during the competition and expressed satisfaction over the preparation.
Professor Bappah Aliyu Muhammad, Executive Secretary NCCE is expected to declare the game open on Saturday 16th September, 2017 by 2:00 pm.