The semi-final matches of the 2017 GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup (Season 8) are set to hold on Wednesday the 24th of May, 2017 at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos.
With 27 goals scored in the quarter-finals stage of the competition, the semi-finals promises to be another feast of goals. In the female category, Sanya Senior Grammar School, Surulere will face Government Senior College, Agege in the first semi-final match of the day. They will be followed by Senior High School, Ikorodu who will compete with Isale Eko Grammar School, Lagos Island for a spot in the Finals. In the male category, Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Grammar School, Ojokoro will play against Odogunyan Senior Grammar School, Ikorodu while Mushin Senior College, Oworonshoki will take on Ikotun Senior High School, Ikotun for the chance to win the coveted trophy.
GTBank has been at the forefront of promoting grassroots football in Nigeria since 2009 when the GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup was launched. Now among the largest and most widely followed grassroots soccer competitions in Africa, the tournament is aimed at actively engaging secondary school students through sports whilst promoting the values of excellence and fair play. The competition also provides a platform for identifying, nurturing and grooming young and talented players and helping them on the journey towards actualizing their dreams of becoming world class footballers.
Commenting on the competition, Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said; “Sport plays a major role in the development of life skills and this competition paves the way for youths to cultivate their sporting talents and aptitudes, while fostering and building a healthier lifestyle at a critical stage in their lives.” He further stated that, “We are thrilled by the outstanding performances in the competition thus far and remain committed to providing an avenue for students to showcase their talents and passion for the game of football even as they remain committed to their academics.”
Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a leading financial institution in Nigeria that has maintained a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy since its inception in 1990. The Bank actively supports in-classroom and out-of-classroom educational programmes, infrastructure development, students’ scholarship and teachers training across Africa.