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Ogun State: GTBank Principal’s Cup Season 4 enters semi final stage

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Mr. Segun Agbaje, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc Mr. Segun Agbaje, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc Credits: File copy

The GTBank Principal’s Cup, Season 4, for schools in Ogun State has entered the semi-final stage with 8 schools in contest. The semis will commence on icks off Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu-Ode with 8 secondary schools in Ogun state competing for a final berth in both the male and female categories.

Established in 2012, the GTBank Ogun State Principal’s Cup is an annual football tournament geared towards the development of grassroots football, the discovery of young football talents and fostering camaraderie amongst secondary school students. It also provides a platform for identifying, nurturing, grooming young and talented players as well as helping students actualize their dream of becoming professional footballers.
 
The season has already produced an exciting display of football skills and talent, and the semi-finals promise to raise that excitement with eye-catching match-ups in the male and female categories.

The first semi-final in the female category will see Iganmode Grammar School, Ota tackle Our Lady of Apostles, Ijebu-Ode, while Muslim High School, Isolu, trade tackles Makun High School, Sagamu, in the second match of the day.

In the male category, Alamuwa Grammar School, Ado-Odo, will battle Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu Ode, as Pakoto High School, Ifo, challenges Methodist Comprehensive College, Sagamu for the next ticket to the final.

Commenting on the tournament, Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said that “over the years this tournament has helped pave the way for youths to cultivate their sporting talents and work towards actualizing their dream of becoming professional footballers, while fostering and building a healthier lifestyle at a critical stage in their lives”. He added that “GTBank will continue to invest massively in youth development through education and sports.”

Guaranty Trust Bank plc is one of the few Nigerian financial institutions that have maintained a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy since its inception in 1990. The Bank actively supports in-classroom and out-of-classroom activities.

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