Next month, Sokoto will host the fourth edition of the traditional boxing tournament, says Secretary of the Nigeria Traditional Boxing Premier League, Ahmed Jada.
Jada has made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, saying that the event was earlier scheduled to hold from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10 but was shifted to Dec. 14 to Dec. 17, due to some circumstances.
He said: “Everything has been put in place to start the fourth event of the year; the competition will go round the eight participating states.
“The first phase was held in Kastina State in August, Ogun State hosted the second phase in September; Kaduna State hosted the third phase in November and now Sokoto State is hosting the fourth phase.
“Kano State won the trophy in Katsina and Kaduna, the battle is open for other participating states to win the trophy.
“This is the best way to propagate the game in the country, we are working hard to meet the international standards of the game in Nigeria.’’