Abuja - FOSLA Academy Karshi on Tuesday emerged champions of the first
edition of the FCT Principals Cup Football Competition, when they defeated
Government Secondary School Yangoji by two goals to nil.
The match which was evenly contested by the two teams, saw the Yangoji boys
conceding two penalties in each half of the game.
The first penalty came in the 38th minute when rampaging Abraham Solomon was
badly brought down in the vital area. Abraham stepped up to neatly tuck in the
In the 78th minute of the play, Friday Ejeh’s was also brought down in the
penalty area, and Abraham again dispatched his effort with ease to increase his
goal tally in tournament to eleven goals.
The FOSLA boys who played more brilliantly all through the game smiled home
with four trophies. Among which were the highest goal scorer award won by
Solomon Abraham, the most valuable player award also won by the same player,
and the Karshi zone champions.
Haruna Farouk of Government Secondary School Yangoji won the best goalkeeper
award and a scholarship from the Association of Principals of Secondary Schools
in FCT, while his school also won the Kwali zone champions trophy.
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Government Secondary School Zuba which had earlier won the third place trophy
by defeating Model Secondary School Maitama by six goals to four on penalties,
won the fair play trophy.
Jennifer Ezimakor an SS3 student of Government Secondary School Wuse 3 won the
mascot design competition, while the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (FCT
Chapter) won a merit award trophy for supporting the competition.
Among the dignitaries that watched the final match were the FCT Director of
Sports Alhaji Musa Alim who represented the Permanent Secretary in the FCT, former
NFF President Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, who is also the Proprietor of FOSLA
Academy, Former NFA Secretary General Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, and his successor
in the office, Ambassador Fanny Amun, former House Committee on Sports
Chairman, Hon Godfrey Gaya, the Director of the FCT Secondary Education Board
Hajiya Rakiyat Daniya, the President of Association of Principals of Secondary
Schools in FCT Alhaji Sani Mohammed Ladan, and his counterpart from the Private
Schools Hajiya Samira Jibir.
Speaking at the occasion, the FCT FA Chairman Alhaji Musa Talle was full of
appreciation to all football stakeholders in FCT for rallying round the FA to
actualize the dream.
He promised that preparations for the next year's edition will begin
immediately, and appealed to corporate bodies to fully identify with the
competition which has come to stay in the FCT.