LGA Kaduna Are 2016 Champions Of Channels National Kids Cup

Channels National Kids CupLGA Mohammed Primary School, Kaduna are champions of the 2016 edition of the Channels National Kids Cup.

The Kaduna boys defeated Que Iboe Primary School from Kogi State 3-0 in the final played on Friday, May 27 to take a price money of 1.5 million Naira offered by TY Danjuma foundation.

The finals, which complements the Children’s Day celebration was played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

LGA started off with an early goal in the first half and went on to add two more to end the first half almost assured of emerging champions.

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Kogi State Senator, Dino Melaye, tried to encourage the boys from Kogi at halftime and the Que Iboe resumed the second half looking like they had more belief.

But the pep talk did little to improve their game as they were limited to long balls and shots outside the box, with Kaduna obviously happy to simply keep the score line.


The final whistle went off with the boys from LGA Mohammed Primary School and their supporters bursting into wild jubilation.

It was despair for the Que Iboe Primary School pupils but they would take solace in their good run from the group stage which won them many admirers.

Earlier in the day, St. James Government School from Osun State defeated Edo State’s Arinze Primary School in the third place match.

The Edo boys lost to the Osun boys 4 – 5 in the penalty shootout after both teams maintained a goal apiece till the end of the second half.

Channels Nat’l Kids Cup: Osun Beat Edo 5-4 To Win 3rd Place

Channels National Kids Cup, Channels Kids Cup, Osun, EdoSt. James Government School from Osun State defeated Edo State’s Arinze Primary School in the third place match of the Channels National Kids Cup on Friday.

The Edo boys lost to the Osun boys 4 – 5 in the penalty shootout after both teams maintained a goal apiece till the end of the second half.

The final is between LGA Mohammed Primary School, Kaduna and Que Iboe Primary School from Kogi State.

The finals, which complements the Children’s Day celebration is expected to kick off soon at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

Channels National Kids Cup Quarter Final Teams Emerge

Channels-National-Kids-Cup-Season-eight-groupSchools from Delta, Nasarawa, Kogi, Edo, Osun, Kaduna, Kwara and one from Lagos State have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Channels National Kids Cup.

Day three action of the season eight championship produced 44 goals, with Kaduna emerging the highest scoring side from the group phase.

Five schools were seeking qualification into the quarter-finals on the Day Three of the championship, as three schools had qualified after the second day of the group stage games.

In Group A, National Primary School, Lagos and Pilot Primary School, Katsina needed a win to pick the remaining ticket from the group.

The Lagos team won 5-1 to advance.

St James Government School from Osun ruled Group B and they confirmed their superiority by achieving maximum points.

Kwara and Kaduna advanced from Group C.

Focal Point Primary School also played admirable football.

Group D always produces talking points.

Last year, Nana Primary School from Delta was sent out of the competition in the Semis by Edo and when both sides met again this year, they displayed their rivalry by playing 2-2.

Premier School from Anambra beat Anwairudeen of Ogun but the result was not good enough.

The tournament has entered the quarter-final stage and that is the real deal.

Lagos will be looking to prevail over Osun while Kwara will be working hard to continue their fine form.

Nana, Focal Point In Quarter Finals Of Channels National Kids Cup

Channels-National-Kids-Cup-Season-eightNana Primary School from Delta State and Focal Point Primary School, Kwara State are through to the quarter finals of the Channels National Kids Cup.

The two teams qualified on Monday in Day Two of the group stage of the championship.

Group A action kicked off in Day Two proceedings of the Channels National Kids Cup championship, with Lagos team, National Primary School hoping to bounce back after losing their opening game against Nasarawa.

Ali Abubakar scored a brace to give the Lagos team a comfortable 4-1 victory over Amaise Central Primary school from Abia State.

In Group B, Uncle Bayus was called up to replace Niger. They lost their first game to Kogi and in the second against St. James Government School, Osun State, they put up a good fight but suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat.

In Group C, Focal Point Primary School, Kwara had fun beating Muhammed Kabir School from Kaduna to book a place in the quarter-finals.

Group D games produced the major talking points from Day Two.

The game between Premier Primary School, Anambra and Arinze Primary School from Edo was a cracker.

Edo was leading 3-0 and when they blinked, Anambra started fighting back.

The game ended 3-3.

Nana Primary School from Delta State got in late but didn’t struggle to get into the groove.

They defeated Anambra 5-0 in the first game and with a 4-0 win over Anwairudeen School from Ogun, they picked a slot in the last eight.

With five places in the quarter-finals still up for grabs, Day Three will definitely be action-packed and one that will give another chance to the future stars of Nigerian football.