The organisers of the ongoing Delta State Principals’ Cup football competition for secondary schools sponsored by Zenith Bank have named the zonal qualifiers from the 25 Local Government Areas of the state.
Organisers of the tournament, Hideaplux Limited, Warri, told reporters on Thursday that they had verified the results of the matches played by the schools.
The CEO of the company, Tony Pemu, said the eight zones in the state would produce the quarterfinalists of the competition between May 2 and 4.
Pemu said, “The 25 schools will compete from eight zones and the winner of each of the zones will play in the last eight. We have worked so hard to ensure fair play.
“During our verification, three schools were disqualified and we are happy that the 25 we have were the true winners. However, it is a continuous process.”
Six private schools and 19 public schools make up the 25 that qualified for the zonal stage from each of the Local Governments.
The final of the competition, which started last month in the state, has been slated for May 20.
Zenith Bank has promised to make the competition bigger every year.