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Wednesday , 13 December 2017

GTBankMastersCup (Season 6) Enters Quarter Finals Stage

The Quarter-final matches of the 2017 GTBank Masters Cup (Season 6) are set to hold on
Thursday the 11thand Friday the 12thof May, 2017 at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos.
The knock-out phase of the prestigious football tournament will feature 8 games that will see the
last 16 teams in both the male and female categories of the competition continue their quest to
clinch the highly coveted trophy. This season has already produced an exciting array of football
skills and talent, and the quarter-final games are sure to raise that excitement with eye-catching
match ups.
The girls will kick off the quarter finals on Thursday with Greensprings School, Lekki playing
against Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, while Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire plays
the second game of the day against Dowen College, Lekki. The Greensprings male team will play
against Eko Boys High School, Mushin in an afternoon fixture, while the game between Kings
College, Lagos and Anwar-Ul-Islam College, Agege wraps up the day.
On Friday, the female teams will again set the ball rolling with a match-up between Jibril Martin
Memorial Grammar School, Iponri and Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo. In the second game, the
defending champions Queens College, Yaba will seek to retain the trophy when they meet
International School, Akoka. The afternoon games will pitch Jubril Martin Memorial Grammar
School, Iponri against St. Gregory’s College, Ikoyi, and St. Finbarr’s College, Akoka against
International School, all in the male category.
Seven out of the sixteen teams that will be playing in the quarter finals have won the tournament
in the past and will be looking to repeat the feat. Three schools, Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar
School, Iponri, International School Lagos, and Greensprings Schools, Lekki, will field both male
and female contingents for the first time in this phase of the competition.
Established in 2012, the GTBank Masters Cup is an annual football competition for first
generation and private secondary schools in Lagos State, to promote camaraderie and foster
friendliness amongst competing schools.
Commenting on the competition, Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank
plc, said “We are proud to lead this initiative that provides an avenue for students to showcase
their talents and passion for the game of football even as they remain committed to their
academics.” He further stated that “This competition paves the way for youths to cultivate their
sporting talents and aptitudes, while fostering and building a healthier lifestyle at a critical stage in
their lives”

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