The organisers of the ongoing Delta State Principal’s Cup sponsored by Zenith Bank have confirmed May 20 as the date for the final of the secondary school football fiesta which started last month across the state.
The CEO of Hideaplux Limited, Warri, the organisers of the event, Tony Pemu, said yesterday in Warri that they earlier intended the final to coincide with this year’s Children’s Day celebration but had to adjust it for logistic reasons.
“We were looking at May 27 the Children’s Day for final but later realised the governor would be too busy that day,” Pemu told reporters in Warri yesterday.
Meanwhile, organisers of the Principal’s Cup are currently evaluating the results of winners submitted by all the 25 local governments in the state.
Names of winners were submitted last week to the organisers but the names have been subjected for thorough verification to guarantee fair play.
Pemu revealed that officials of the event have been moving from one school to the other to ascertain the authenticity of the names of the players given by the various schools.
“We have started the process and eight of the schools have been covered. The students are currently writing examinations now and so this is the best time to know those who are students among those names given to use.
“There will be sanctions against those who cheated and we want to complete the verification exercise before we come out with the names of winners at local government level.”
The Deputy Managing Director of Zenith Bank, the sponsors of rejuvenated event, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, charged the organisers at the opening ceremony of the competition to do a good job in their effort to ensure a true winner emerge at the end.