The 2023 Principals’ Cup football competition is fast approaching the final stages as the zonal playoffs begin today in eight centres across the state.
The developmental football competition is being sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc just as Hideaplus Limited are the organisers of the competition which started on October 19 at St. Patrick’s College, Asaba.
A total of 25 schools emerged as winners from each of the Local Governments in the state and they have been divided into eight zones.
In Zone A, representatives of Oshimili North will clash with Ika South winners today just as Ika South and Aniocha South will again trade tackles on Tuesday at the Ogbe-Otu Primary School, Issele-Uku.
Aniocha North champions will also tango with Oshimili South winners in a Zone B battle today at the Adaigbo Secondary School, Ugwashi-Uku while Ika North East will clash with Aniocha North on Tuesday November 21st.
In Zone C, Isoko South winners and Ukwani LG representatives will compete for honours today at the Utagba-Ogbe Grammar School, Kwale just as Irri Grammar School, Irri, will host a titanic Zone D contest between Ndokwa East and Ughelli North.
Uhrobo College is the venue for the Zone E contest between champions of Sapele and Ethiope West LGs just as Nana College Warri is the Zone F host of the encounter involving winners from Okpe and Burutu.
Government College Ughelli have two games on the cards today in Zone G as Bomadi and Isoko North winners will clash at 12 noonwhile Patani and Ndokwa West champions will trade tackles at 2pm.
Valley Stream British School, Sapele is the Zone H venue that will host LG representatives of Warri South and Uvwie.
One team each will emerge from each zone to qualify for the quarterfinals scheduled to take place in yet-to-be-determined four centres on November 24th.
The two semifinal ties take place on November 27while the final match is scheduled to take place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba on November 30.