Africa’s foremost financial institutions; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has announced the semi-final fixtures of the prestigious GTBank – Lagos State Principals Cup competition. The event held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Onikan Stadium, Lagos.
The tournament which is in its 8th edition is an annual football competition geared towards the development of grassroots football, the discovery of young football talents and fostering friendship amongst secondary school students. It is aimed at actively engaging secondary school students through sports whilst promoting the values of excellence and fair play. It also provides a platform for identifying, nurturing and grooming young and talented players amongst the students.
The semi-final matches provided an enthralling atmosphere for the participating schools, their alumni and football loving spectators. Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Grammar School will take on Odogunyan Senior High School and Muslim Senior College Oworonshoki locking horns with Ikotun Senior High School in the male category. The female category will have Isale Eko Grammar School taking on Ikorodu Senior High School and Sanya Senior Grammar School Surulere locking horns with Government Senior College, Agege.
The previous matches before now has been highly competitive
According to GTBank’s Head of Communication and External Affairs, “the Principals’ Cup competition goes beyond football; it is a veritable platform to mentor youths and encourage them to pursue their dreams with the spirit of discipline and fair play. The interaction on the field of play helps them gain confidence in and outside of the classroom and also imbibe the spirit of fair play”.
She also added that the competition will provide youngsters a platform to become Africa’s ambassadors to the International community which is in line with GTBank’s vision of creating role models for society.
At the end of the tournament, cash prizes will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners respectively in the male and female categories. GTBank will also provide sporting equipment such as balls, goal post nets and corner flags throughout the duration of the competition.