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School head urges students to eschew violence at tourney


According to Aiyemoni, the school is known for its prowess in male and female football, from which the likes of Seun Aiyemoni (now in final year in the University of Lagos) as well as Sunday Enedo were discovered. Aiyemoni said the team had to pull out of the annual event after its bus was damaged after it defeated another school in the preliminary stage three years ago.

“Three years ago, the school took part in the preliminary stage of the Principals’ Cup and defeated a school in Ikorodu and after that, the losing school descended on my players and did severe damage to the school bus,” he said. “We wrote to the organisers and the management of the erring school but nothing was done, so I decided to stop my school from taking part in any school football competition in Lagos.”

With guarantee of adequate security, however, he said Star College and others that had also stayed away from the competition for one reason or the other would be happy to participate in the competition again.

The competition, he noted, had produced many stars and should not be allowed to die because of the unruly behaviour of some students. He further called on the organisers to ensure that only bonifide students were allowed to take part in the competition.

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