–The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army Major General Faruk Yahaya is set to organize an under 18 Youth Football Competition for the Barracks dwellers.

The Championship which is tagged “ *GOC’s YOUTH FOOTBALL COMPETITION”* is aimed at fostering Civil-Military Cooperation as well as promoting the spirit of excellence and healthy relationship among the Barracks dwellers and it’s host communities and Its overall objective is to channel the energies of the youths towards productive and legitimate engagements.

In a press statement signed by the Col. ED IDIMAH, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division, Kaduna and made available to Tracereporters in kaduna said that the competition will commence on Monday 28th October.

According to  the statement, “The Participants for the competition are drawn from residents of Army,Nigeran Police, Nigerian Customs Service, Zone B Command, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Correctional Services, Federal Road Safety Commission and Department of State Services Barracks in Kaduna as well as communities around the Barracks.

“The Competition would commence on Monday 28 October to Saturday 2 November 2019 at the Nigerian Defence Academy Sports Complex and 1 Division Football field, Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna.

Sports/Lola Seriki-Idahosa

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