Zonal Winners Emerge in National Principals’ Cup

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Sani Lulu Abdullahi

The Zonal champions of the National Principals’ Cup have emerged from the respective zones as the national finals slated for Abuja draw near.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports and the marketers of the event, Hideaplus are putting finish touches to the arrangements to make the final slated for March 27th to 30tha memorable one in Abuja.

From the South West Zone, Orile Comprehensive High School Odeda emerged champions after beating progress Comprehensive High School 2-1. Christ Comprehensive, Makera, Kaduna picked the North Central ticket at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna after defeating Army Secondary School 4-0 just as Obule Integrated School, Sapele, Delta State, emerged champions from the South-south zone after hostilities in Port Harcourt.

Fosla Academy, Abuja owned by former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Sanni Lulu, pipped Our Lady of School, Kogi State by 2 goals to 1 to emerge as the North Central champions while From North East, Abdulkadir Benisheikh, Borno State were 3-0 better than Government Day Secondary School, Fantami, Gombe.

Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium hosted the South East zonal finals in Enugu as City Comprehensive College, Owerri, Imo State defeated National Grammar School, Enugu 3-0 to pick the National Finals ticket.

Hideaplus CEO, Tony Pemu on Tuesday said the Abuja finals would be highly entertaining and competitive.

“There were plenty goals in the zonal finals and we expect a tight battle for semifinals tickets and I am sure the ministry has concluded arrangements to have a very explosive finals,” Pemu said.

Only last week, the Director of Grassroots Sports in the sports ministry, Dr. Ademola Are, assured stakeholders that all was set for the maiden finals of the revived event organised for secondary schools nationwide.