The conference hall of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Abeokuta on Thursday 11th February, 2016 played host to government officials, football administrators and school representatives as Guaranty Trust Bank officially announced the commencement of the 4th edition of its flagship youth soccer competition, the Ogun State Principals Cup.
The competition which has become an integral part of the academic calendar of schools, provides a veritable platform for students to explore their potentials and acquire life changing skills.
The ceremony formally sets the tone for the series of activities that the competition will feature this year.
On ground to perform the unveiling were the Ogun State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Moruf Afolabi Afuwape, the Ogun State Commissioner of Education, Hon. Modupe Mujota andother senior officials from the Ogun State Football Association, Ogun State Ministries of Education, Sports and Youth development, as well as representatives of secondary schools that emerged winners in last year’s tournament.
This year, the tournament is expected to feature over 360 teams in the male and female categories, a figure higher than the 344 teams that took part in the competition last season. providing support for education and sports to enable young boys and girls explore their talents and reach for their dreams. It is one of the few Nigerian financial institutions that have maintained a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, most especially in sports education.
Alongside the Ogun State Principals Cup, GTBank also sponsors the Lagos State Principals Cup, and the Masters Cup tournament in Lagos and Ogun state.