Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Grammar School, Ojokoro and Isale Eko Grammar School, Lagos Island, yesterday emerged champions in the boys and girls’ categories of the GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup Season Eight.
The match was played at the Main Bowl of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
The Housing Estate boys defeated Ikotun Senior High School, Ikotun, 2-0 in a highly entertaining encounter. Thousands of students and dignitaries were wowed with the artistry of the game on display, sometimes skills beyond their ages.
Two strikes in the first half of the game was enough for the Ijaiye Housing School to secure their first win of the championship.
Also appearing at its first final of the tournament, Isale Eko Grammar School, Lagos Island had earlier humbled Government Senior College, Agege 5-4 on penalties. The match had ended 0-0 at regulation time. Efforts by the Government Senior College to equalise were aborted by the stern defense line up of the Isale Eko girls.
For their efforts, both schools were rewarded with a cash prize of N1,000,000, while the runners-up were also rewarded accordingly.
According to the Managing Director/CEO of GTBank Segun Agbaje, “the bank remains a big supporter of sports, as a vehicle to mentor students and develop their talents,” assuring of the bank’s commitment to the promotion of youth sports development.