The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2019 edition of the Delta State Principals’ Cup Competition for all secondary schools in the state will meet today to decide a new date for the final of the football competition.

Zenith Bank is the sponsor of the annual competition, which was revived only three years ago courtesy of a partnership with the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led government.

This edition, the third in the series, started in October 2018 with all the schools in the 25 local governments in the state competing for honours.

Shortly before the general elections, the competition was on break after Obule Integrated School, Sapele and Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku qualified for the final.

At the meeting today, the LOC headed by the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chiedu Ebie, a new date for the final originally billed for March 15 will emerge.

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Ebie will host the LOC officials and the organising team in his office where they are also expected to discuss the logistics for the final match.

Head of the organising team, Tony Pemu, noted that apart from the just concluded elections, the forthcoming Nigeria/Seychelles encounter taking place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba could affect plans for the Zenith/Delta Principals’ Cup final. 

Pemu said: “The shift in date of the Presidential Election affected our original plan of staging the final on March 15 and now we have to discuss the options at the LOC meeting.

“We will also consider the fact that the Super Eagles will be in Asaba to make use of the Stephen Keshi Stadium for about one week.”

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