Saint Finbarr’s College Bariga and Queens College Yaba have emerged the male and female champions of the 2017 GTBank Masters Cup. The final matches were decided at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos Thursday where the two schools triumphed over their challengers in a classical manner.
In the female final, which preceded the boys’, Queens College put everything to play when they trounced Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire 2-0 in an exciting match that attracted a near capacity crowd which was dominated by students from various schools. The first half ended 1-0 in favour of Queens College.
The second half began in a frenzy as the victors continued from where they stopped in the first stanza with waves of attack that resulted in the second goal.
I the boys’ final, St Finbarr’s saw off Anwar-Ul-Islam College 2-1 in a hard-fought encounter that kept the capacity crowd on the edges of their seats throughout. With their vociferous fans cheering from the stands, St Finbarr’s were able to overwhelm their less-fancied opponents with two clinical goals that gave them the crown.
Established in 2012, the GTBank Masters Cup is an annual football competition for first generation and private secondary schools in Lagos State geared towards the development of grassroots football, the discovery of young soccer talents, and fostering camaraderie amongst competing schools.