The Nigeria Football Federation has officially labeled the annual Channels Television Kids’ Cup Football Competition as an NFF –protected competition, meaning that the NFF will henceforth be involved in the technical planning and general encouragement of the event.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick said the NFF Executive Committee took the decision to partner with Channels Television on the competition because it is convinced about the credibility and developmental objective of the seven –year old competition.
“The NFF Executive Committee unanimously approved that the Channels’ Television Kids Cup Football Competition become an NFF –protected competition, and endorsed the core objective behind the event, which is to develop football among primary schools in the country and identify talents from very young age.
“Over the past seven years, Channels Television has done excellently well in the organization of this competition, and primary schools all over the country now look forward to the competition every year. It is a major developmental effort.”
The NFF Executive Committee also endorsed a proposal to always send the best eleven players selected over the course of the competition overseas for a kiddies tournament.