Abba Comprehensive, Brain Field Academy Emerge Champions of AGFC Private Scoohls Football Competition
By Amaechi Agbo
Abba Comprehensive Secondary School and their female counterpart, Brain Field Academy Thursday emerged champions of the 2nd edition of Association of Grassroots Fooball Coaches, AGFC Private Schools Football Competition in Aba, Abia state, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
In the male category, Abba Comprehensive Secondary School won the championship after defeating Wafcol 8-7 on penalty. The match went into penaty after the winner could not be separated in the normal duration which ended 0-0.
In the female category, Brain Field Academy thrashed Erudite Model School 3-0 to take home the trophy.
With their efforts, Abba Comprehensive went home with a giant trophy and N50, 000.00 prize while Brain Field also went home with a trophy and N15, 000 cash prize.
Wafcol and Erudite Model got N30, 000 and N10, 000 respectively as 1st runners up in the two categories.
Brain Field Academy which beat John Wesley 2-0 to emerge 2nd runner up in the male category pocketed N20, 000 while New World who defeated Nneka Model School 1-0 in the female category to emerge 3rd placed team were N7, 000 richer.
Speeking with our correspondent after the finals played at Etche Road Mini Stadium, Aba in Aba-South LGA of Abia State, the Public Relations Officer of AGFC, Mr Uduma Godwill praised the performance of the schools and thanked their managements and games masters for their efforts in putting the players togther.
He called for greater commitment assuring that the organisers will go back to review the performance in the 2nd edition with a view to getting the tournament better next year.
“It has been a week of exciting football and we commend the schools’ management for their efforts. We also appreciate the games masters for putting the players together especially that of the girls because it is obvious that more efforts are needed in the female category in order to encourage girl children to take to football.
“Generally the organisers did their best but we will not ascribe perfection to ourselves because there are always rooms for improvements going forward.
“Football and generally sports in secondary schools are dying and needs to be revived. The high level of poor performances by the kids is as a result of lack of opportunities but with the academies around equiped with the needed facitilies, and with competition like this better days is ahead,” Mr Uduma said.