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Heritage Cup enters quarters as King’s College tackles Atlantic Hall

THE Heritage Cup, which is one of the innovations in this year’s Lagos Guaranty Trust Bank Principal’s Cup, has entered the quarter-final stage with King’s College taking on Atlantic Hall in one of the matches.

The match will be hosted by King’s College tomorrow while the semi-finalists expected to emerge this weekend. Also, Ansar-ud-Deen College will clash with Western College, while St Gregory’s College will take on Corona Secondary School. The fourth match will see Anwar-Ul-Islam College confront Dowen College.

Meanwhile, teams are now perfecting their strategies for the final of the Lagos GTB Principal’s Cup, in which CMS Girls Grammar School will face Kuje Senior Secondary School in the girls’ final while in the boys’ final, Sango Senior Secondary School will face Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School.

With the final scheduled to hold in June, the Tournament Ambassador Programme (TAP), which is a volunteer initiative featuring old boys and girls of participating Principal’s Cup schools, will commence on May 15 at the Adeyemi Bero Hall, Alausa Secretariat.

According to the organisers, the programme will create a platform for the ambassadors to serve as role models, and to interact and inspire students to take full advantage of opportunities available to them, especially during the tournament. Students from participating schools in the GTBank Heritage and Lagos State Principal’s Cup competitions will be part of the event.

Super Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi, and GTBank’s Assistant General Manager, Isa Omagu, are expected to speak on life’s key success factors as well as the value of good education.

TAP is a medium of exposing participating students to role models and mentors in various professional fields from whom the students could draw inspiration. This initiative is meant to ensure that every student has an opportunity to aspire and excel in whatever they are committed to.

The 2011/2012 Lagos GTB Principal’s Cup kicked off in all six districts of the state in December 2011. The tourney, which features over 340 schools, is the biggest grassroots and secondary schools competition in Nigeria.

With over 425 matches played so far in all districts, there have been a host of interesting matches and players who have caught the eyes of the fans, as well as officials of the tournament.

The player-development programme is a football talent development initiative designed to identify, train and develop the next generation of Nigerian football talent from the Lagos GTB Principal’s Cup.

According to the organisers, the key objective of this initiative is to discover the next generation of football stars, while encouraging the students to stay in school

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