Schools Battle for Zenith/Delta Principal’s Cup Zonal Tickets

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The Season 2 of the Zenith Bank sponsored Delta State Principal’s Cup has engaged many of the young ones in the state in the past three weeks.

On Friday, the first qualifier for the next stage of the competition emerged from Oshimili South Local Government as officials forwarded Osa Dennis Secondary School as the qualifier from the LG.

Osa Dennis in the deciding match at the weekend defeated West End Secondary School 1-0 courtesy of a penalty goal converted just 10 minutes to the end of the game.

The school will now wait for the zonal draw to know their next opponents in the second stage of the annual secondary school football competition.
According to the organisers, 25 other winners are expected to emerge from other Local Governments to complete the number for zonal draw.

Head of the organising team, Tony Pemu, said the 26 LG qualifiers would be divided into eight after which the zonal champions would pick the quarterfinal tickets.

“We are really excited that we started early and things are going as planned. There is a long way to go but recording a good start is also important for anyone aspiring to have a great race.

“The way things are going so far, this edition will be much better than the maiden one in which we had to rush to present a representative for the annual Shell Cup Competition.”

The preliminaries will be completed by end of November while December will be observed as break. Zonal and quarterfinals will be decided in January as the competition comes to a close in February.

Zenith Bank revived the tournament with the first edition after 26 years of ‘no-show’.