JAMB Soccer Tourney Begins August 20

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The maiden Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) tertiary institution soccer tournament hold from August 20, 2017 in Ilorin, Kwara State, organisers have said.

The Main Organising Committee (MOC) revealed this after it was led by its Chairman, Kale Ayo to the Commissioner of Police, Kwara Police Command, Mr Lawan Ado this week.

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Ayo, who is the commissioner for Sports and Youth Development in the state, sought for the support of the command, before, during and after the competition.

About 16 higher institutions from various parts of Nigeria have qualified to participate in the competition, the MOC revealed.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the matches of the competition will be played at the University of Ilorin Mini Stadium and Kwara Football Academy pitches.

While pledging to provide adequate security for the weeklong tournament, Ado said that security was central to the success of the inter-collegiate competition.

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He said that all hands must be on deck to provide reasonable manpower to ensure the success of the competition and commended JAMB for supporting the initiative.

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