Nigeria football heroes gathered at the final of this year’s edition of Delta State Principal’s Cup sponsored by Zenith Bank.
The event came to an end in Ozoro, Delta State over the weekend.
However, the ex-international players that graced the final match were led by Henry Nwosu, who is the youngest Nigerian player to win the African Nations Cup when he was picked straight out of St. Finbarr’s College to play for the national team while still under 17 years old. Others who graced the occasion were Victor Nosa Ikpeba, Victor Agali, Ifeanyi Udeze, Samson Ozogula, Prince Afejuku and Edema Fuludu, who are all products of the competition.
Speaking during the event, Nwosu was full of praises for Zenith Bank for bringing back the competition after 28 years as he advised the children to be good ambassador of the state. “Zenith Bank has done well for our children by bringing back the Principals’ Cup,” he said. “It is important to combine academics with sports because it will definitely help the children. The level of commitment of the team has shown that the future is bright.” It was an emotional moment for former African Footballer of the Year, Ikpeba, who described the final as best of soccer artistry.
The governor Okowa’s remarks, he announced that no school should be registered again without sporting facilities while also announcing the sum of N200,000 each for the winner of the Most Valuable player, Golden Gloves and the Highest Goal Scorer of the competition.
The CEO of Hideaplux Limited, Warri, the organisers of the event, Tony Pemu, said it was a glorious show that ended well. “We cannot ask for more. We had a good take off, a remarkable competition altogether and fantastic ending too,” Pemu said.
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