Birrel Avenue, Ikotun Senior High School win 2015 GTBank/Lagos Principals’ Cup!

Ikotun Senior High School, Ikotun – Lagos on Wednesday defeated Oriwu Senior Model College, Ikorodu, 3-1 to win the 2015 Guaranty Trust Bank-Lagos State Principals’ Cup in the girls category, NAN reports.

The prestigious grassroots football tournament, in its sixth season, began in January with 18 schools competing for honours in the girl’s category.

Anuoluwapo Salisu and Amwuchi Anusillem’s goals in the first half of the match got the school from Ikotun a good start.

Ikotun High School dominated game with good combination from the strikers and the mid fielders put pressure on the Oriwu collage.

However, Peace Ikedubu solo effort goal for the Ikorodu team gave the team necessary hope as the first half ended 2-1 in favour of Ikotun.

Ikotun Senior High came stronger in the second half, with star player and captain, Salisu, showing good leadership coordinating well between the attackers and the midfielders.

Her ball skills and ball passing made the Ikorudu team looked ordinary.

Salisu’s efforts were rewarded in the dying minutes of the match when she connected with a cross from her wing player to smash the ball pass Ikorodu goalkeeper.

She scored a brace and the third goal of the match.

Ikotun team captain was named the most valuable player of the match.

In the male category, Birrel Avenue Senior High School proved bookmakers wrong on Wednesday as they emerged the new champions of the GTBank Lagos Principals Cup after beating pre-tournament favourites Keke High School 4-2 on penalties at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

After the first half of the game had ended goalless, Birrel Avenue took the lead early in the second half through Moshood Akano, but Keke High got back into the game levelling score with few minutes left in regulation time. The game ended at 1-1 and was left to be decided via penalties.

Birrel Avenue missed their first kick but netted the remaining four, while Keke High managed to score only two.

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