Sokoto, Bauchi through to Lagos finals of Etisalat U-15 School Cup
It was moment of joy and fulfillment for the Sokoto and Bauchi teams as the duo ended their campaign gloriously at the Kaduna Regional Play-offs stage of the Etisalat School Cup picking up the available last two tickets to the national finals billed to take place in Lagos later this month.
The football stars indeed gave fans that thronged Ahmadu Bello Stadium, venue of the regional play-offs, something they would not forget in a hurry.
Sokoto State team represented by Sultan Bello Secondary School, Sokoto, consolidated their spectacular outing as they walloped Kebbi State representatives, Army Day Secondary School (Boys) 6 – 0, to maintain their unbeaten record of winning all their matches throughout the play-offs stage.
For the Sokoto team, the match was another opportunity to assert their supremacy when Anas Bello opened the Kebbi net just first minute of play while Jesse Victor and Sabiru Victor, few minutes also struck twice each to silence the opponents. Nazir Nasir in the second half of the game completed the onslaught with a brace of Abubakar Mohammed’s low shot that mesmerised Raphael David in the Kebbi goal.
On the other hand, Bauchi State represented by General Hassan Usman Kastina Unity College, Bauchi, defeated Kano State representatives, Government Secondary School, Sumaila, Kano, 4-1 to clinch the second ticket to the Lagos finals. Though the Kano boys came to the match with lots of determination to win, it took just two strikes by Benjamin Yakubu within the first four minutes of play to stop their ambition.