Two S’finalists Emerge in Zenith/Delta Principal’s Cup


Two semi-finalists have emerged in the ongoing Delta State Principal’s Cup sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc for all secondary schools in the state.

The competition was only revived last year courtesy of the partnership between the Delta State Government and Zenith Bank.

Marvel Secondary School and St. Paul College Ozoro are the two school that have booked tickets to play in the semifinals billed to take place on February 26 and 27 at venues yet to be determined by the organisers.
At the Sapele Stadium, Marvel Secondary School defeated Iwere College Koko 2-0 in a highly entertaining encounter on Tuesday.

Only yesterday, Obule Integrated Schools and St. Paul’s College Ozoro played 1-1 after full time in the quarterfinal tie decided at the Ughelli Stadium but St Paul won the ensuing penalty shootout 5-4 to progress.
Today, Comprehensive Secondary School and Boys’ Secondary school will lock horns at Agbor Stadium.

While on Friday, Otokutu Secondary School and Ogume Grammar School will clash at the Oleh Stadium.
Head of the Organising team, Tony Pemu, said the standard displayed so far has been very high.

“We are in for a great run-in from now till the final match on March 2. Schools involved in the competition have raised their games and we are enjoying the entertainment,” Pemu concluded with excitement last night.

Meanwhile, Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, and the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, have sent words to the organisers of the ongoing Delta State Principal’s Cup to ensure fair play prevails as the competition enters crucial stage.

Gov. Okowa through the Commissioner for Basic Secondary School, Chiedu Ebie, charged all the participants to embrace fair play.

“They should be friendly with one another and not see the tournament as a do-or-die affair. We want the students to learn about fair play from this level so that the winners will be good ambassadors of the state at the national competition,” Okowa said.