University of Ilorin has accepted to host the maiden edition of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation (JAMB) Tertiary Institutions Football competition.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the competition has been scheduled to hold between Aug. 20 to Aug. 27.
While receiving the members of the Main Organising Committee (MOC) of the competition at the Conference Room of the University on Thursday, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniy Ambali, said that the institution accepted to host and also support the tournament as part of its community service.
He pointed out that the institution’s squash court is under construction, while a standard size swimming pool will be added very soon.
“Last year, the University hosted the National Youth Games and will be hosting the third edition later in the year.
“We see that as a product of our collective efforts with the state government, to make the university unique.
“I want to, on behalf of the University, thank Kwara state government for providing our students the facilities and the right atmosphere to train.
“For us, there is, therefore, nothing too much for us to promote sports,” Ambali said.
Earlier, the Chairman of the MOC, Mr. Kale Ayo has solicited the support of the institution in hosting the competition and providing the facilities to deliver a good competition.
Ayo, who is the Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development in the state, said that University of Ilorin was one of the 16 institutions from across the six geopolitical zones that will participate in the finals and that the competition will continue annually.