Chairman Federal Capital Territory Football Association, FCT FA Alhaji Musa Talle has declared that the essence of the just concluded Principals Cup was to re-awaken the consciousness of all stakeholders especially schools on the need to accord sports top priority in their academic curricula.
Alhaji Talle who stated this in his remarks after FOSLA Academy, Karshi defeated Government Secondary school Yangoji 2-0 maintained that continuous grassroots programs would not only assist in churning out talents for Nigeria but will equally propel healthy competitive among students in line with their academic pursuit.
Talle who was full of praises to those who contributed in making the maiden edition of the tournament a huge success assured that preparation for its next edition would commence immediately.
He further pleaded “I want to appeal to our corporate bodies and individuals not to be tired of us as our team would soon be coming back to seek further assistance.
“We appeal to various corporate organisations to embrace this completion to the fullest. This is one of the best ways to contribute to the development of the youths and the country in general.”
On his part, chairman of the main organising committee and Vice chairman, FCT FA Chief Patrick Ngwaogu remarked that though staging the competition was not easy owing to present economic realities, the FA has remained resolute towards giving football a facelift.
There were various presentations at the end of the event with FOSLA Boys that earlier became Karshi zone champions going home with four trophies. Among which was the highest goal scorer won by new sensation Solomon Abraham who equally won the most valuable player award.
Haruna Farouk of Government Secondary school Yangoji won the best goalkeeper award and a scholarship from Association of Principals of Secondary schools in FCT just as his school won the Kwali zone champions trophy.
Government Secondary school, Zuba which won the third place trophy after beating Model Secondary school Maitama 6-4 on penalties, won the fair play award.
The grand finale of the competition was witnessed by crème la crème of sports stakeholders including FCT Director of sport Musa Alim, Former NFF President Sani Lulu, Else while General Secretary of the then Nigeria Football Association, NFA, Taiwo Ogunjobi, his successor, Fanny Amun among others.

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