Kwara Progress To Semis As X-Planter Edge Anambra

Akinola Ajibola  
Updated May 24, 2018
The Kwara team

 

LGEA Central Primary School have reached the semi-finals of the Channels International Kids Cup at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

The Kwara-based school advanced to the last four on Thursday, thanks to a 1-0 win over Obukohwo Primary School from Delta State.

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Baptist Primary School from Osun State are also through after Adeniyi Segun pounced to score the winner in a 1-0 match against one of the teams representing Lagos, Oke-Ifako Primary School.

In the third quarter-final game, Emmanuel Anglican Primary School from Ekiti beat New Tunga Primary School from Niger State 1-0.

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The football match between Ekiti and Niger states

However, the other school representing Lagos at the competition, X-Planter claimed the last slot with a 1-0 win over Premier Primary School from Anambra.

Shortly after the quarter-final matches ended, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, visited the boys.

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Minister of SPorts, Mr Solomon Dalung, visits the kids

 

He thanked the organisers of the competition for a job well done, saying it is a platform to encourage the younger generation to believe in Nigeria and develop their sporting skills.