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Organisers promise world-class Zenith/Delta Principals’ Cup final


Governor Okowa kicking the ball at the closing ceremony in the just concluded Zenith Bank/Delta principal cup competition

The government of Delta State is planning big towards creating a ‘super interesting atmosphere’ in the final stages of the Principals’ Cup football competition for all secondary schools in the state.

Zenith Bank sponsors the developmental youth football competition in conjunction with the government of Delta State.

Commissioner for Basic Secondary School, Chiedu Ebie, who is playing the overall supervisory role for the annual competition, has charged the organisers to make this edition better than the first one.

Recently Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa ordered the organisers, Hideaplux Limited to create a perfect enabling environment for the remaining eight teams in the competition.

According to Hideaplus Ltd CEO, Tony Pemu: “The commissioner (Ebie) brought the message of Governor Okowa to us at a meeting and we have increased the tempo to ensure the final eight teams enjoy the best of everything.

“The sponsors, Zenith Bank will also be involved more since we are already in the final stages. It will be a carnival of sort from this stage to the final.”

In the remaining games of the competition, Marvel Secondary School will clash with Iwere College, Koko on February 20 at the Sapele Stadium, while on February 21, Obule Integrated schools and St. Paul’s College Ozoro will compete for honours at the Ughelli Stadium. On February 22, Comprehensive Secondary School and Boys Secondary School will lock horns at Agbor Stadium, while the final quarterfinal will be decided on February 23 between Otokutu Secondary School and Ogume Grammar School at the Oleh Stadium.

The semifinals will take place on February 26 and 27 at venues yet to be determined while the Third Place match is billed for February 28.

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