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Edo state wins 2014 NNPC/Shell Cup

28 April 2014, 13:12Israel Ojoko

Lagos - St. Thomas Secondary school, Benin (Edo state) defeated Brightville College of Ibadan (Oyo state) 4-3 on penalty shootout to emerge the winner of the 2014 National Secondary School Football Competition, NNPC/Shell Cup.

The regulation time ended on a 2-2 draw before both sides went into shootout that saw St Thomas reclaiming the title after 11 years at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

The first half had ended without a goal before St Thomas broke the deadlock in the 60th minute through Moses kalu.

Onyeji Abiye of Brightville College equalized in the 72nd minute and took the lead four minute later through Eghosa Osaze. Edo state leveled scores in the 77th minute while Oyo state lost a controversial penalty that could have given them the victory at the on regulation time.

The winner, St Thomas were rewarded with N2.5m for the development of the school, and each player were given N50 000.

Brightville College, who finished second, were handed a reward of N1.4m for the development of the school, while the players were given N45 000 each for their hard work.

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