Lucky Shoots Finbarr’s to GTBank Masters Cup


It was football at its best in the semifinals of the GTBank Masters Cup between St. Finbarr’s College, Akoka and defending champions, Greensprings School, Lekki, at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island on Tuesday as both schools showed good football artistries.

It was the Akoka Bombers that shot into the lead midway in the first half through Akpan Moses, while Greensprings equalised in the second half.

Just as spectators were already warming up for a penalty shootout, Finbarr’s, backed by their vociferous supporters that came in their numbers struck in added time through Jeremiah Lucky to set up an epic final against Anwar-Ul Islam College, Agege, who defeated Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponrin 11-10, via penalties. Both sides played 1-1 in regulation time.

However, it was goals rain in the female semifinals earlier in the day. In the first game, Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls Senior High School, Itire, walloped Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo 4-0, while Queens College, Yaba defeated Greensprings School, Lekki, 3-0, in a one-sided affair.