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NNPC/Shell Cup: Sponsors happy with evolution of competition

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The sponsors of the annual All Nigeria Secondary Schools Football Championship, also known as NNPC/Shell Cup, say they are satisfied with the progress of the competition, which churns out fresh football talents for the country yearly.

Speaking after the final game of the 2015 edition of the competition in Lagos at the weekend, Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) Sustainable Development and Community Relations Manager, Mr. Igo Weli, said the championship had achieved its target for the year.

He added: “The championship has reached another height this year. More players and coaches were part of the clinic organised by our partners from Feyenoord Academy, and I hope they will make use of the experience they garnered to build better footballers for the country.”

Earlier, Rochas Okorocha Foundation College, Ogboko, defeated Government Day Secondary School, Gwale, Kano 2-1 to win its maiden Shell Cup trophy.

The highly entertaining game saw Rochas Okorocha taking the lead in the first half and Government Day equalising in the early minutes of the second half.

But Rochas Okorocha College restored its lead in the closing moments and held onto it for the victory, which fetched the school N2.5 million for development of sports facilities in the school. Each of the players got a N50, 000 cash reward for their efforts.

In the third place game, Rezheight High School Benin, Edo State, defeated Government Day Secondary School, Kofar Yandaka, Katsina State 5-2.


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