As preparation for the 20th in the series of the Nigeria Cup; a weeklong competition put in place to celebrate the nation’s Independence anniversary gathers momentum, the first stage of the competition begins on Saturday with the pre-tournament qualifiers, Chairman of the 2016 organising committee, Bayo Alli has revealed.
The pre-qualifiers take place at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 on Saturday, September 3rd.
While saying all effort is being made to ensure a successful competition, the organising committee chairman, who is also the Vice Captain of the section, promises a unique competition that every Nigerian will be proud of.
“Nigeria Cup is about celebrating our national heritage; it’s about Nigeria and Nigerians, and everything in it. So we are giving our members, our sponsors and every participants a Nigerianised weeklong fanfare”, Alli said.
According to him, the kiddie’s event this year will be great; the ladies event will be a showpiece, the pro-am is our signature event and very unique, Alli said, explaining further that sponsors and players will get value for being part of the competition.
“We will make sure that our sponsors get value for their money, we will be accountable and we promised that every money given will be well spent
Describing this year’s edition as a novel considering the plans already put in place; Alli said that there is no better time to celebrate the nation than now.
‘I think this is actually the time to relax and celebrate after all the crisis we have gone and still going through. We want to ensure that the 20th Nigeria Cup give sponsors, our members and all our friends opportunity to unwind and refocus and golf is one of the those sports that is good for such relaxation,” Alii explained further.
While thanking members of the club and corporate organisations for their support so far, Alli pleads for more, saying every kobo given to the committee will not only be well spent.