Victorious St. Gregory’s College gets Dr. Abebe’s scholarship
President of the St. Gregory’s College, Obalende, Old Boys Association, Dr. John Abebe, has announced undisclosed monetary incentives and educational scholarship for all members of the school team that won the GTBank Master’s Cup.
Dr. Abebe also extended monetary incentives to the six members of the coaching crew.
Speaking on the school’s victory, Dr. Abebe said, “they have done excellently well and they should be encouraged to do more.”
St Gregory’s College won the bragging rights with a 3-1 win over St. Finbar’s College, Akoka, on Friday. Their maiden victory gave the Gregorians the giant GTBank Masters Cup trophy at the expense of their eternal rivals at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos.
The match, which was preceded by the women’s final between Queen’s College, Yaba and the Ansar Ud-Deen Girls College, Itire, lived up to its billing as the fans were treated to the best of college football.
The encounter, which attracted a capacity crowd that included some old boys of both colleges, was the climax of a month-long GTBank sponsored Masters Cup tournament, organised by the Lagos First Generation Heritage Colleges Association.
The women’s final was equally entertaining, in terms of goals as the first 45 minutes of that encounter produced four goals – two apiece at the break.
The more enterprising Queens College girls rose to the occasion in the second half to nail their opponents with a third goal to win the trophy for the third time running.
The men’s final was more dramatic as the two teams looked evenly matched at the commencement of hostilities. But St Finbar’s were the more aggressive as their sense of urgency soon resulted in a goal off the boots of Ayoka Kingsley. The early goal seemed to have unsettled St Greg’s boys.
However, that did not last for long as the Obalende giants soon settled for business, dictating the pace to the rapturous chants of their noisy fans on the stands. Not long afterwards, Otetah Emmanuel drew level. The first half ended 1-1.
On resumption, St Greg’s dominance continued as Adegbamigbe Toyosi doubled the scores mid way into the second stanza. Just as St Finbar’s were trying hard to equalise, man of the match, David Obi, scored the third goal to seal victory for the more illustrious St Greg’s.