NNPC / Shell Cup quarterfinals begin
The rusty city of Ibadan will come alive this weekend when the best of Nigeria’s future stars gather in the ancient town to show football lovers a glimpse of rich blessings the country has in soccer.
For the first time in the 17-year history of the most coveted secondary schools football championship in Nigeria, the NNPC/Shell Cup, the 10 schools that have qualified for the quarterfinals will assemble in Ibadan for a genuine feast of youth football.
According to the organisers of the competition, the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF),
the new format is being adopted as a bridge for the championship in response to the current political and security conditions in the country.
The over 200 students and their school officials will be housed within the military cantonment at Ojoo Barracks where all the matches will also take place over a period on Saturday and Sunday.