All the 16 institutions participating in the first JAMB Tertiary Institution Football Tournament have confirmed their readiness for the competition inspite of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. (ASUU)
Jimoh Bashir, the Media Coordinator for the tournament, said in a statement on Thursday in Ilorin that the participants were drawn from universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the country.
The indefinite strike by ASUU, he said, would not affect the tournament billed for between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27.
The matches, he added, would hold at both the University of Ilorin and Kwara Football Academy.
Bashir also said the Main Organising Committee had inspected the facilities on Wednesday ahead of the commencement of the competition.
He said Mr Kale Ayo, the Head of the inspection team and Kwara Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, had led other members to inspect the pitches, hostels and medical facilities.
Ayo, after the inspection, expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation.