Ezeagbogu Secondary School (Ezinihitte Mbaise) will step out in style this morning to face tournament’s best loser, Mbaise Secondary School (Aboh Mbaise) at the Practice pitch, Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri in the last second round tie of the ongoing Ikukuoma Foundation’s Owerri Zone Secondary Schools Football Tournament packaged by Like-Minds Fitness Club, Owerri.
To get to the second round, Ezeagbogu were drawn bye while their opponents, Mbaise Secondary School (Aboh Mbaise) were beaten narrowly 3-2 by Government Secondary School, Owerri and were adjudged the best loser because they lost their first round game gallantly among other factors considered by the organisers.
Immediately the quarter final games will commence by 12 noon also on Tuesday November 15th with Comprehensive Secondary School, Avuvu (Ikeduru) up against impressive Saint Patrick College (Ahiazu Mbaise) with the winner assured of a place in the semi final.
On Friday November 11th two more teams picked quarter final tickets with Government Secondary School, Owerri and Obizi High School, Ezinihitte Mbaise having that honour after they conquered their opponents in the second round.
In the first game Government Secondary School, Owerri brought their experience to bear to eliminate Emmanuel Secondary School, Owerri 5-3 in a game that produced eight goals within regulation time.
It was Emmanuel College that stunned Government Secondary School, Owerri with the curtain raiser through Okechukwu Emmanuel as early as the third minute but Government Secondary School reacted with the equaliser in the sixth minute through Ifeanyi Amadi and they were 3-1 ahead at halftime after Oji Rex and Opara Ugochukwu struck twice further In the 13th and 23rd minutes.
Government Secondary School extended the lead to 4-1 through Amadi who grabbed his second of the game just two minutes into the second half but Christian Samuel reduced the tally to 4-2 for Emmanuel College.
Abali Chidera kept the three goal cushion with Government Secondary School, Owerri’s fifth goal in the 64th minute. They were already home and dry but Emmanuel College made it 5-3 after Christian Samuel recorded his second goal of the game in the 74th minute.
In the second game of the day, Obizi High School, Ezinihitte traded tackle with Holy Ghost College, Owerri in a match that was decided by penalty shootouts, as both teams failed to score at full time.
Obizi High School edged out Holy Ghost College, Owerri at the end of the 21 kicks played.
Obizi High School, (Ezinihitte Mbaise), Government Secondary School, Owerri, Comprehensive Secondary School, Ubomiri, Comprehensive Secondary School, Orji, Comprehensive Secondary School, Avuvu (Ikeduru), St. Patrick Secondary School (Ahiazu Mbaise) are among the schools that have qualified for the Quarter final stage.
FIRST ROUND RESULTS:
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022
Comprehensive Sec. Schl, Amakohia 2-2 Ngor Okpala High School
*Amakohia progressed to the next round 5-4 on penalties
Comprehensive Sec. Schl, Ubomiri 1-0 Army Day Sec. Schl, Obinze
Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
Community Sec. Schl, Umuonyeali, Mbeiri 1-3 Pater Noster Sec. Schl, Ahiazu Mbaise
Comprehensive Sec. Schl, Orji 2-1 Comprehensive Sec. Schl, Ngugo (Ikeduru)
Friday, November 4th, 2022
Emmanuel College, Owerri 3-0 Okwuato Sec. Schl, Aboh Mbaise
*Emmanuel College walked over Okwuato Sec. Schl.
Government Sec. Schl, Owerri 3-2 Mbaise Sec. Schl, Aboh Mbaise
Tuesday November 8th, 2022
Nekede Sec. Schl, Owerri 0-1 Obizi High Schl, Ezinihitte
Holy Ghost College, Owerri 3-0 Oboama Sec. Schl, Ezinihitte
*Holy Ghost College won on walk over
Wednesday November 9th, 2022
Community Sec. Schl, Avuvu (Ikeduru) 1-0 Owerri City School, Owerri
St. Patrick Sec. Schl, Ahiazu Mbaise 3-1 Okpala Sec. Schl.
SECOND ROUND RESULTS & FIXTURES
Thursday November 10th, 2022
Comprehensive Sec. Schl. Ubomiri 3-2 Comprehensive Sec. Schl. Amakohia
Comprehensive Sec. Schl, Orji 2-0 Pater Noster Sec. Schl, Ahiazu Mbaise
Friday November 11th, 2022
Emmanuel College Owerri 3-5 Government Sec. Owerri
Obizi High School (Ezinihitte) 0-0 Holy Ghost College Owerri
*Obizi triumphed 11-10 on penalties
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
Ezeagbogu Secondary School (Ezinihitte Mbaise) vs Mbaise Secondary School (Aboh Mbaise) (10 am)
Quarter finals Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
Comprehensive Secondary School, Avuvu vs St. Patrick Secondary School(Ahiazu Mbaise) (12 noon)