Delta Principal Cup zonal preliminaries begin today
The organisers of the Zenith Bank Delta State Principal Cup has announced May 4 to 8 as the date for the zonal elimination of the competition with the quarterfinals billed for May 10 and 11.
St. Patrick’s College, Asaba, Government College, Ughelli, Utagba-Ogbe G/S, Kwale, Okotie-Eboh G/S, Sapele are the venues for the quarterfinal matches.
According to the organisers of the event, Tony Pemu, semifinals will come up on 15 and 16 at the Agbor and Ughelli Stadium respectively while the final is confirmed for May 20.
Pemu said the qualified local governments have been grouped into eight zones with the eight winners going straight to the quarterfinal.
Apart from Zone G, which was shared into two with four teams, all the other zones comprised of three teams with each of them playing two matches with the top team securing the only qualification slot.
Zone A matches involving Oshimili North, Aniocha South and Oshimili South, would be played at the Ogbemudien Government School, Agbor, while Zone B will see Isioka North, Ukwani and Isoko South competing at the Utagba-Ogbe Grammar School, Kwale.
Ogbareki Model Secondary School will play host to Zone C, which has Warri North, Sapele and Ughelli North in the same group, with Aniocha North, Ika South and Ika North East competing in Zone D at the St. Patrick’s College, Asaba.
Others zones matches will be at Irri Grammar School, Irri (Group E); Okpare Grammar School, Okpare (Group F); Ogor Technical College, Otor- Ogor (Group G (a), Government College, Ughelli (Group G [b]) and Okotie-Eboh Grammar School, Sapele (Group H).
Also in the fixtures released, the winner from Zone A will take on the winner from Zone E in one of the quarterfinal matches while the winner in Zone B will be up against Zone F winner.
Other quarterfinal pairings will be between Zone C winner and Zone H winner as the final match will be between Zone D and G winners.
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