Students and football lovers in Ogun State defied the torrential rainfall as they trooped out en mass for the semi-final fixtures of the GTBank Ogun State Principals Cup at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
The female fixture was between Makun High school, Sagamu and Muslim high school, Isolu and remained inseparable after extra-time before Muslim High school narrowly secured their ticket to the finals by winning 3-4 on penalties.
Iko Gateway Grammar School, Idiroko secured the only goal of the second game of the female fixture in the 19th minute through Hannah Adeyanju. Her goal was enough to send her side to the finals and eliminate Our Lady of Apostles, Ijebu Ode.
As expected, the male category was tougher, had more tackles, great saves and spectacular goals which left spectators excited all through. The match was between Pakoto High School, Ifo and Anglican Grammar School.
The outstanding player of the match Toheeb Olalekan of Pakoto High scored in the 10th and 27th minute to put his side 2-0 up and on course for victory. Anglican Grammar School, Ota rallied but were only able to reply one of the goals in the 32nd minute.
The day came to a climatic finish with a 2-0 humbling of Ijebu Ode Grammar School, Ijebu Ode by Ipara Community High School, Ipara.
The much-anticipated finals will now see Muslim High school go against Iko Gateway Grammar School in the female category while Pakoto High School will fight it out against Ipara Community High School in the male category.