The first edition of the Tertiary Institutions Football Competition sponsored by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) will hold between the twenty-third and thirtieth of July in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
The state Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Kale Ayo, told newsmen in Ilorin on Tuesday that the examination body has approved twenty-five million naira to sponsor the competition.
Ayo, who is the Chairman of the Main Organising Committee of the competition, said the participants will be drawn from those who excel in Nigerian University Games Association, Nigeria Polytechnic Games, Nigeria Colleges of Education Games Association and innovative entrepreneur institutions tournaments.
He commended the JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, for allowing the body to collaborate with the Kwara State Government to sponsor the games. Ayo however appealed to wealthy individuals and corporate organizations to emulate JAMB and sponsor competitions in other sports such as athletics, judo, squash, badminton, cycling and swimming.