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Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup quarterfinals hold today

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[FILES] Players and officials of Marvel International School, Ughelli with the overall winners’ trophy of the Zenith/Delta Principals’ Cup football Competition after beating St Paul College 6-5 on penalties… at the 2018 Edition

The quarterfinals of the on-going Zenith Bank/Delta Principals Cup will hold in four centres across the state today.

At the weekend, 26 schools converged in eight zones and 10 centres to decide who moved on to the eight stage of the developmental tournament sponsored by Zenith Bank.

At the end of the battles, Comprehensive Secondary School, Owa Model Secondary School, Boys Secondary School, Orhuwhorun Secondary School, Obule Integrated Secondary School, Sapele, Solid Rock Foundation School, Ewghewu Government School and Ekpan Secondary School qualified for the quarterfinals.

According to the draws released by the organisers, Comprehensive Secondary School and Owa Model Secondary School will clash at the Kwale Township Stadium, while Boys Secondary School will tango with Orhuwhorun Secondary School at the Oleh Township Stadium.

At the Warri Township Stadium, Obule Integrated School and Solid Rock Secondary School will compete for semifinals ticket, just as Otujeremi Township Stadium will host the last pairings between Uwheru Government School and Ekpan Secondary School.

Head of the organizing team, Tony Pemu, disclosed in a statement that all the matches would start simultaneously at 2.00 p.m. at the four centres.

“We are all set for the quarterfinals and we are excited that the standard is getting higher everyday. The dates and venues for the semifinals and final games will be determined soon after the meeting of the Main Organising Committee for the competition.

“The joy we derive so far is the way the event has been growing with every edition. Delta State Government and the sponsors, Zenith Bank, have been wonderful.”

Also speaking on the competition, Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo stressed that his outfit was proud of the competition.

“We are happy that this competition is an avenue for some youths to emerge and start their career to be good professionals for themselves and the country in future,” Amangbo said.


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