Over 120 Schools Storm Rowe Park As Opeifa Handball Cup Kicks Off

The 3rd edition of the Lagos State Secondary Schools Handball Competition tagged 'Opeifa Cup' began this morning at the popular Rowe Park centre in Yaba, Lagos. The competition was introduced in May 2015 in a bid to use the sport to celebrate the birthday of Mr Kayode Opeifa who was the Commissioner for Transportation Lagos State at that time.

Students from various Secondary Schools from the corners of Lagos gathered with excitement to do battle against each other. 

According to the technical director of the competition, the tournament will be played in a knockout form from the beginning to the end. The competition is been officiated by registered referees from the state and national while retired legendary handball coaches like Coach Lucas and Danjuma are also rendering their experiences to ensure that the tourney succeeds.

The competition is in two categories, male(senior & junior) and female(senior & junior). The junior and senior categories will run simultenously. The competition will hold it's grandfinale on the 19th of May, 2017. 

The participants will be given with certificate of participation, exercise books, balls, school bags. The outstanding schools will go home with trophies while outstanding players will win MVP awards. Medals will also be issued to players and officials between the 1st-3rd positions from all categories. Players will also be selected for further development at the state level.

Here are the results from matches played today......

(Junior Boys Category)

Ikosi Junior High School 3-0 Ikeja Junior school
Bariga Junior School 4-1 Stadium Junior Grammar School
Mobolaji Bank Anthony School 2-3 Randle Junior School
Ilupeju Junior Secondary School 4-5 Gbaja Boys High School
Herbert Macauly Junior High School 7-1 Mushin Community Junior School

(Junior Girls Category)

Estate Junior High School 0-6 Onike Girls
Wesley Junior Girls 0-1 United Christian School
St Francis Junior School 2-1 Stadium Junior School
Reagan Memorial Baptist 1-3 St Luke Junior
Ilupeju Junior School 1-8 Bariga Junior Grammar School
Iponri Estate School 1- o Lagos Progressive School
Mushin Community School 2-0 Ikeja Junior College
State Junior High School 4-1 Itolo Girls School
Opeifa Cup

(Senior Boys Category)

Zumucatul Islamiya 5-1 Lagos Progressive School
State Senior School 0-8 Mainland Senior School
Birrel Avenue School 11-0 Tin Can Island School
Mokoya Senior School 0-12 Ikosi Senior School
Arch Deacon Adelaja School 11-1 Randle Senior School
Ajayi Crowther School 0-1 Aunty Ayo International
Nawarudeen Senior High School 4-3 Baptist Academy School

(Senior Girls Category)

Aiyetoro Senior Grammar School 4-0 Lagos Progressives School
Mokoya Senior School 0-5 Wesley Girls School
CMS Girls Secondary School 8-0 Eletu Edibo
Aunty Ayo International School 1-0 Reagan Memorial Baptist


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