NNPC/Shell Cup: Semi-finalists emerge


Hensen Demonstration School, Edo State defeated Asegun High School, Oyo State 4-3 on penalties in the final of the Zonal Preliminaries, Ijebu-Ode Zone on Saturday to qualify for the semi-final of the ongoing 19th NNPC/Shell Cup.

Ahmed Olowolagba’s long range strike gave the Oyo State side the lead just before the break but Emmanuel Micheal well taken free-kick late in the second half ensured the game ended 1-1 in regulation period at the Ijebu Muslim College, Ijebu-Ode.

However, Oyo were only able to convert three of their penalty kicks, while Edo converted four of their kicks to secure a ticket to the semi finals of the competition.

At the Uyo center, Imo defeated Cross River 4-1 to book their semi-final slot, while in Katsina, Zamfara defeated FCT Abuja 2-0.

At the Bauchi center, Borno defeated Niger 5-4 on penalties after playing goalless in regulation time.

The semifinals will come up at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Sunday, 2nd July, while the final will hold on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the same venue.

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