• Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

Bishop Phillips Academy, Bashorun High School, Zumuratual Hujaj, 29 Others Jostle For Oyo Governor’s Cup

Bashorun High School, Zumuratual Hujaj emerged as champions of Ibadan North East and Ona Ara zones respectively to book their slot in the 2024 Oyo State Governor’s Cup football championship as initiated by Schools Sports Foundation

Bishop Phillips Academy, Zumuratual Hujaj School Isale Oyo Community High School, and Bashorun High School are among the first teams to progress to the next round of the Preliminary qualifiers of the Governors Cup’.

The quartet will join 29 other qualified schools in the main group-stage draw after progressing from the Ibadan North West, Ona Ara, Ibadan North East, and Atiba zones respectively.

In the final of the Ibadan North East Zone, played at the Loyola College, Ibadan, Bashorun High School defeated Renascent High School 4-2 via penalties, after they both played out a 2-2 draw during normal time.Zumuratual Hujaj School also beat their counterpart Bioku Alaadun Community Secondary School 5-4 via penalties in the final of the Ona Ara Zone. Zumuratual Hujaj School came back from the game, to force the game into penalties. In Atiba Zone, Isale Oyo Community High School won Isale Oyo Commercial Secondary School 5-4 through penalties after the game ended goalless.

Zumuratual Hujaj School also beat their counterpart Bioku Alaadun Community Secondary School 5-4 via penalties in the final of the Ona Ara Zone. Zumuratual Hujaj School came back from the game, to force the game into penalties. In Atiba Zone, Isale Oyo Community High School won Isale Oyo Commercial Secondary School 5-4 through penalties after the game ended goalless.

Bishop Phillips Academy was 4-2 better than Urban Day Secondary School, in a game that saw the home team, Urban Day Secondary School missing a lot of goalscoring chances.

Most of the final games of the Preliminary qualifiers will be played on Monday and Tuesday, across centers in the state.

The Competition is an initiative of the Schools Sports Foundation, headed by Yomi Elijah, a UK trained Football Coach and former Coach of Remo Stars, Lobi Stars, ABS FC, and Kogi United, and is proudly sponsored by Peculiar Ultimate Concerns, other partners are Olafiranye Sports Foundation, the Oyo State Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports, Oyo State Sports Council, Kidzfoot Nigeria and others.

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