The Season 8 of the Channels National Kids’ Cup comes to an end this weekend after a lot of scintillating display of soccer artistry by representatives of the 16 schools that participated in this year’s competition.
For the organisers, the tourney is not about football alone. It’s about the kids making new friends, bonding and inculcating other good virtues of life.
The Chairman Main Organising Committee, Steve Judo, had earlier told the kids that at Channels National Kids’ Cup, it notall about football, but that the education of the pupils is what is paramount to the organisers.
“Ensure that you employ fruitfully your God’s given talent, while also be cognisance of the fact that your education is the ultimate in whatever you’re doing,” Judo charged the kids.
However, for those of them that are nursing the ambition of one day play for the country, the first Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwuni had shown them the light, saying, “Channels National Kids’ Cup is a fast track to the national team.”
With these assuring words from the federation egghead, some the kids that displayed exceptional talent are certain to get a look at by the football federation to play any of its age-grade teams.
As an icing on the cake for players that put up impressive performance at the competition, Akinwumi, who gave the Katsina State representative a sum of fifty thousand Naira for being the first school to arrive for the competition assured that “the best players of the tournament would be the Channels National Kids’ Cup ambassadors at a competition abroad on the bill of NFF.”