It was celebration galore for Lagos State representatives in the GTBank Super Cup as the duo of Ijaiye Housing Estate Grammar School, Ojokoro and Isale Eko Grammar School, Lagos Island emerged winners at the Agege StadiumÂ on Wednesday.
The matches, which pitched the Lagos State Principals Cup winners against their Ogun State counterparts in both male and female categories to decide the overall champions for the GTBank Football Tournaments in 2017 saw the Isale Eko girls defeat their Ogun State counterpart, Iko Gateway Grammar School, Idiroko, 1-0 in the girlsâ€™ category played earlier.
In the boyâ€™s category, Ijaiye Housing Estate Grammar School got the better of Ogun State representative, Pakoto High School, Ayede-Ifo, 2-1 in a keenly contested game. To qualify for the Super Cup finals, it will be recalled that Ijaiye School boys defeated Ikotun Senior High School in the final of the GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup while Isale Eko girls beat Government Senior College, Agege. While in the Ogun State version, Pakoto High School boys humbled Ipara Community High School, Ipara, as Iko Gateway girls dethroned Muslim High School.
Commenting on the significance of the competition in Nigeriaâ€™s educational framework, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje, believes â€œthe competition paves the way for youths to cultivate their sporting talents, whilst fostering and building a healthier lifestyle at a critical stage in their lives.â€