NNPC/Shell Cup: FOSLA, Excel Qualify for Final


Two teams; FOSLA Academy, Abuja and Excel Education Centre Port Harcourt on Tuesday qualified for the final of 2016 NNPC/Shell Cup competitions organized for all the 36 Secondary Schools in the Country.

FOSLA defeated Asegun Comprehensive High school 3-0 in the first semifinal encounter in the match decided at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. It was a highly interesting match which brought out the best in the two sides to the delight of the representatives of Feyenoord Academy who were also present at the venue. Abdulahi Muhammed scored twice while Alayi Haruna scored the third goal for FOSLA Academy.

The Feyenoord representatives from Holland with Nigeria’s former international, Mike Obiku, in the team, had a training session with the four semifinalists on Tuesday morning.

In the second semifinal, Excel walloped Science school 4-0 in another entertaining encounter which saw Ogidi Joseph recording a hattrick for the Port Harcourt team. Benjamin Jacob is the other scorer of the team in the one sided match.

The stage is now set for the final which takes place at the same venue on Thursday.
“Both the finalists and the semifinal losers are still going to continue intensive training under the supervision of the of our team. These players are very strong and all they need now are little tips to better their career,” Obiku said.