Paragon Wins 2017 National Kids Cup, Edo State Finals
The Paragon Demonstration Primary School from Oredo Local Government Area has emerged the Edo state champion in the 2017 Channels National Kids Cup competition.
In the final match played at the Paragon Demonstration Primary School field in Benin City, the Edo state capital, the hosts defeated Henson Demonstration Primary school from Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area by 3 goals to 1 on penalties, after both sides had failed to find the back of the net in regulation time.
There was no extra time as the two teams had to be separated by shootouts, where Henson Demonstration School players could only convert one of the spot kicks, after their opponents recorded a 100% conversion rate.
It’s a second straight loss in the Edo State finals for Henson Demonstration School after losing out to Arinze Primary School in the 2016 edition of the Channels Kids Cup.
The Edo State preliminaries featured 26 primary schools across the 18 LGA’s of the state.