FOSLA Academy, Abuja, and Edo State team battling for honours at the on-going Etisalat U-15 Schools Cup holding In Lagos. PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI.
FOSLA Academy, Abuja, Socrates Secondary School, Ilorin, Asegun High School, Oyo State and New Layout Secondary School, Enugu have qualified for the semifinals of the on-going Etisalat U-15 School Cup holding at the National Stadium, Lagos.
Socrates Secondary School, Ilorin and FOSLA Academy earned their tickets after winning their opening two fixtures against Edo State and Sokoto States. They will meet today to determine who tops the group.
To get to the semifinals, New Layout Secondary School, Enugu, recovered from the opening day loss to Oyo to thrash General Hassan Usman Katsina Unity College, Bauchi 10-0, with the opening goal coming as early as the ninth minute of play through Divine Nwachukwu.
Sopuru Egesionu doubled the lead just two minutes after before going on to complete a hat trick. Gift Williams scored four in the encounter while Divine Nwachukwu also had a hat trick. The Enugu side will walk over Akwa Ibom State’s representatives, who failed to show up for the national finals.
Meanwhile, teams Edo and Sokoto are effectively out of the competition after losing their opening two matches. They will however play each other in the final group match today.
The national champion of the 2016 edition of the competition will receive the Champions Trophy and a cash prize of N2 million educational award, while its players will go home with N50,000 each.
The second-placed team will go home with N1 million with the players pocketing extra N30,000 each while the third-place winner will have the sum of N750,000.00 for its efforts with its players receiving N20,000.00 each.