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GTBank Lagos Principals Cup season 9 enters group stage

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GTBank Lagos Principals Cup

The first round of the 2018 GTBank-Lagos Principals Cup Season 9 competition began in four different venues of Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Agege, King’s College, Lagos Island, St Finbarr’s College, Akoka and Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo.

The winners and runners up from each group will progress to the quarterfinal round of the competition.

In the draws, the defending champion, Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Grammar School, Ijaiye, was drawn in Group B alongside Egan Senior Grammar School, Alimosho, Estate Senior Grammar School, Mushin and Ilado Community High School, Ikoyi.

The season, which began on April 17, with zonal preliminaries, will feature 594 teams from 335 schools in the male and female categories.

The competition is open to schools from the six educational districts in Lagos State.

A total of 586 matches were played during the zonal preliminaries with 1,448 goals scored. Thirty-Two of these teams – 16 each from the two categories qualified to take part in Thursday’s draws.

Over the years, the GTBank-Lagos State Principals Cup has propelled the professional careers of several talented and now renowned players like Stephen Odey – who recently won the Swiss Cup with FC Zurich.


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