Five secondary schools in Ibadan are set to do battle at the maiden edition of ‘The Saint Cup’ that will hold on January 21, 2022, at the University of Ibadan Sports Complex.
The tournament put together by Team Nigeria United Kingdom (TNUK) in partnership with Premier League club side Southampton FC will see both male and female participation.
According to the Brand Ambassador of TNUK, Dr Friday Ogada, Brightville College, Bodija International College, Generation Next College and Supreme Academy will jostle for the coveted trophy at the male side while only two teams; Brightville College and Generations Next College will battle at the female side.
Ogada, who is also the Chairman of the Oyo State Athletics Association, further disclosed that the one-day tournament meant for U-16 will see Southampton officials present in Ibadan to select talents that will be in Abuja for the grand finale on January 23, 2021.
The grand finale will see a final selection of players to Southampton Academy for further development and possible transfer.