Season 11 of the Channels International Kids Cup finals entered its second day on Tuesday as 14 schools participated in the football tournament at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.
Although 16 schools were expected to participate, 14 schools were present at the venue as the matches began.
The 14 schools that participated in Wednesday games were divided into three groups of A, B and C
In Group A, African Church are paired with Holy Saviour, Army Children Vs Adetunji and African Church Vs Army Children.
In Group B, Eghaguere tie Samfra while Qua-Iboe will battle Model.
Similarly, Banham Vs Afuaman and Ansar-Ud-Deen Vs Sheik both appear in the Group C category.
Below are the results of the games played today:
African Church Pry Sch (Lagos) 1 – 0 St Williams Pry Sch, (Oyo)
Adetunji Pry Sch (Kwara) 2 – 1 Saint Williams Basic Sch, Oyo
Qua Iboe Pry Sch (Kogi) 1 – 0 Model Pry Sch (Bayelsa)
Eghaguere 0 – 0 Samfra
Ansar-Ud-Deen Pry Sch (Ogun) 0 – 5 Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Pry Sch (Kaduna)
Umunaga 1 – 1 Holy Trinity
Nosiere Pry Sch (Delta) 2 – 1 Holy Trinity Nur/Pry Sch (Ekiti)
Umunaga Community Pry Sch (Ebonyi) 1 – 1 Holy Trinity (Ekiti)
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Atlanta ’96 Gold medal winning coach, Bonfere Jo, on Tuesday made a surprise visit to the screening venue of the Channels Television’s International Kids Cup.
Bonfrere said his mission to the Agege Stadium in Lagos is to encourage the young and upcoming stars before the commencement of the matches.
The celebrated coach dressed on a white shirt and a black trouser to match exchanged pleasantries with the young players, asking them the clubs they were fans of.
The ’96 Gold medal winning coach is optimistic that some of the young players will make it to the senior national team.
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His visit comes as officials were busy screening and accrediting participatory schools for Season 11 of the international tournament.
All is now set for the competition as eight matches are expected to be played today.
13 states in Nigeria and two countries namely Benin Republic and Ghana are participating in this edition.
Meanwhile, a member of the main Organising Committee, Olu Akapo has addressed team leaders just before the screening of players.
After the first screening, officials would ask a successful player to join others qualified to play in the tournament.
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