All set for Zenith Bank/Delta Principals Cup
The final of the 2021 Principals Cup Football competition holds today at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, with defending champions, College of Commerce, Warri, out to emerge the first team to win the tournament back-to-back.
The developmental football fiesta organised for all secondary schools in Delta State, is in its fifth edition courtesy of the partnership between Zenith Bank PLC, the sponsors and the state government.
College of Commerce will meet with Osadenis Mixed Secondary School in an encounter that promises fireworks based on the form of both teams in the competition this year.
To get to the final, College Of Commerce were forced into a ‘marathon’ penalty shootout by Ovwor Mixed Secondary School after the full time score stood at 1-1.
In an encounter decided at the Valley Stream British Academy school pitch in Sapele, the two teams went on a scoring spree during the shootout, which eventually ended with a 21-20 victory for School of Commerce.
Osadenis Mixed Secondary School, however, had an easy ride over Alaka Grammar School, Ozoro with a commanding 4-0 victory to book a final ticket.
Organisers of the event, Hideaplus, has assured that all arrangements were in place for a befitting final match. The Chief Executive Officer of the body, Tony Pemu, said that the two finalists would thrill the spectators in today’s final.
Already, Zenith Bank, has promised all the four finalists gift items of various ranges apart from the cash prizes expected to be dolled out.
Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, will kick off the match as the Special Guest of Honour.
Speaking ahead of today’s final, the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Schools, Mrs. Rose Ezewu commended Zenith Bank and Governor Okowa for creating a veritable platform for bringing schools and students together through the principal’s cup.