The Anambra State Sports Development Commission has held the semifinal draws for the 2020 Academicals Cup.
The draws took place at the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Government House Awka.
According to the draws table, for the primary schools category, Umuogali Primary School, Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area will face Eri Primary School, Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area on August eleventh by eleven o’clock in the morning at Tansi International College, Okpuno.
On the same day, Community Primary School Orsumeyi in Nnewi South Local Government Area will square it up with Eziagulu Primary School, Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area by one o’clock in the afternoon.
In the Secondary Schools female category, Community Secondary School, Isuofia will trade tackle with Christ Redeemer College Amesi on August twelfth, by eleven o’clock in the morning while at one o’clock in the afternoon Washington Memorial Grammar School Onitsha will meet Community Secondary School, Azia, Ihiala Local Government Area among other fixtures.
The Chairman, Anambra State Sports Development Commission, Mr Tony Oli while speaking at the event said that the State Government is committed to developing sports in the State which has necessitated it sustenance of the Competition since it was reintroduced.
Mr Oli explained that the Commission introduced the female category in the Academicals to also develop female sports in the State while also revealing that a goal keeper discovered from the 2019 edition of the Academicals, Anthony Okafor from Father Joseph Secondary School Aguleri is now enjoying full scholarship at a Turkish School in Abuja.
He also urged the participating students not to neglect their academics as sports will help them develop all round as human.
Each of the participating Schools also received football jerseys for the competitions and footballs for their training.