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Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun (right); Managing Director, GTBank, Mr. Segun Agbaje (second right); Captain of Alamuwa Grammar School, Ado Odo/Ota football team, winner of the sixth edition of the GTBank-Ogun State Principals’ Cup (Middle); Ogun State’s Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga (second left); and Speaker, Ogun State House of Assemby, Suraj Adekunbi after the finals of the tournament at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Day Alamuwa Emerges Ogun GTB/Principal Cup Champions

Alamuwa Grammar School, Ado-Odo, has yet again emerged winners of the prestigious GTB/Principal Cup competition amongst secondary schools in Ogun State.
In a highly entertaining match played at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta recently, Alamuwa defeated defending champions, Pakoto High School, Ayede-Ifo, in a dramatic 6-5 penalty shootout win after both sides tied 1-1 in regulation time.
This is the third time Alamuwa would win the title since GTBank took over the sponsorship of the tournament six years ago following their previous wins in 2013 and 2014.

second right); Captain of Alamuwa Grammar School, Ado Odo/Ota football team, winner of the sixth edition of the GTBank-Ogun State Principals’ Cup
In the 2018 edition, AlaGrams, as the school is fondly called by its faithful, were clearly the worthy winners after a string of impressive results throughout the competition and they left no one in doubt with string of victories en route to the final match.
In the preliminary competition, Alamuwa against all odds defeated the duo of Toyan High School, Ere, Ado Odo and Ado-Odo High School on the same day. Thereafter, the school put away the likes of Ejila Community High School, Ejila Awori; Ansar Udeen Comprehensive College, Ota, to emerge as the zonal torchbearer of the Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Thereafter, the school reportedly dispatched off Yewa College, Ilaro, and Community High School, Ilara, to emerge the zonal champions of the Yewa-Awori axis.
In the semi-finals, AlaGrams polished off hard-fighting Ijebu Ode Grammar School with an impressive 3-1 win to book a ticket for their third finals in three years against the dreaded defending champions tagged Pakoto Warriors.
Yet, AlaGrams proved to be the real conquistador by claiming victory in the presence of notable dignitaries that included the state’s Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Barrister Taiwo Adeokun, Chief of Staff to Governor Amosun, Chief Tolu Odebiyi, Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Alhaji Suraju Adekunbi, Honourable Commissioners, Managing Director of GTB Plc., Mr. Segun Agbaje and thousands of spectators.
“Thank God for this hard won victory,” exclaimed Yusuf Isiaka, an alumnus and school’s senior prefect in 1981. Thanks to these highly determined ball jugglers, kudos to the coaches for putting the name of the school in gold as usual, a great salute to the principal and staff and congratulations to all other stakeholders.”
Apart from the glittering trophy, AlaGrams also went home with one million naira (N1m) in prize money as winners of Ogun State’s GTB Principal Cup for 2018 while Ogunro Toheeb, a class two senior secondary school student, was adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP).

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