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Umuaja Mixed emerge champion Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup

Umuaja Mixed Secondary School, Umuaja Thursday defeated Government College, Ughelli, 2-0 in the final of the sixth edition of the competition played at the Stephen…

Umuaja Mixed Secondary School, Umuaja Thursday defeated Government College, Ughelli, 2-0 in the final of the sixth edition of the competition played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State to emerge champions at the annual Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup.

The first half had ended goalless but the champion emerged from the tunnel to score two quick goals in the second half through Cypril Aniowa and Precious Mgobolu to seal the title.

The competition which started on October 19 from the preliminary stage saw Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) Sapele finishing third as they defeated Illah Grammar School, Illah, 3-2 on penalties after the regulation time ended 2-2.

Speaking after the final, the Delta State governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, who was represented by his deputy, Monday Onyeme, appreciated the sponsor, Zenith Bank Plc, for sponsoring the Principals’ Cup from its inception, describing it as the true meaning of Corporate Social Responsibility.

The governor described all the teams that took part in the competition as champions while urging those who failed to get to the final to learn from their experience and allow the lessons to serve as motivation ahead of next edition.

In his own words, the Group Managing Director, Zenith Bank Plc, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, represented by the bank’s  Assistant General Manager, Warri Zonal Head, Daniel Imani, congratulated all the teams that participated in the competition while also reiterating the financial institution’s commitment to sports development.

“Over the years, Zenith Bank has been sponsoring countless sporting events, including the National Women’s Basketball League, to complement government youth development efforts,” he said.

 

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