A much as 45 goals counted on day one of the Zenith Delta Principals Cup zonal elimination series played on Tuesday across various centres of the state with the boys from Warri and Sapele producing 14 of them unreplied.
Reminiscent of the “Burma” days, Obule Integrated Schools, representing Sapele LGA handed Kokodiagbene Sec School from Warri South West 7-nil at the Army Barracks, Effurun, venue while Essi College also pummeled Gbesa Government School, Burutu 7-0 in a show of strengths at the Otor Udu Primary School ground, Udu.
It was a baptism of fire for the Kokodiagbene boys who came to the knock out untried with a walk over of NIFOR Secondary School to emerge Warri South West champions.
Interestingly, it was a return to action for Coach Tosan Blackson who lead Master Care International School, Asaba, to victory in the last edition, as he now leads Obule Integrated into the competition he is now so familiar with.
The bullish performance of the Warri/Sapele boys have sent chills into of other opponents in Groups C and F with as Marvel International School, Ughelli and Abraka Grammar School and Marvel International School, Ughelli stepping out this afternoon for their first feel.
Ibru College, Agbarha Otor, Ughelli North II, staged a repeat performance, dismissing Igbuku Secondary School representing Ndokwa East 4-1, same margin with which they defeated Oguname Sec Sch, to emerge the LG champions.
Ogume Sec School, Ogume, however provided a cheer for Ndokwa West as they discharged Ovwian Secondary School 3-0 to keep hope alive.
It was a tough ding dong at the Utagba Ogbe Grammar School venue as St Paul’s Sec Sch, Ozoro and Alidima Secondary, Agbor, dragged the stakes to the last stretch until the Isoko North lads overcame with a 3-2 win.
The contest between Aniocha South and Oshimili North ended in stalemate as Comprehensive Secondary School, Ogwashi Uku and Okpanam High School shared the stakes with 2-2.
See full result of Day One:
* Boys Sec Sch Obiaruku, Ukwani 2-1 Pilgrims Baptist Grams, Issele Uku, Aniocha North
* Ibru College, Ughelli North II 4-1 Igbuku Sec Sch, Ndokwa East
* Ogume Sec Sch, Ndokwa West 3-0 Ovwian Sec Sch, Udu
* Uduaka Sec Sch, Mosogar, Ethiope West 1-0 Ugbomro Sec Sch, Uvwie
* Otokutu Grams, Ughelli South 3-0 Odorubu Sec Sch, Patani
* Comprehensive Sec Sch, Ogwashi Uku, Aniocha South 2-2 Okpanam High, Oshimili North
* Oyenike Sec Sch, Okpe 5-2 Esenabe College, Bomadi
* Essi College, Warri South 7-0 Gbesa Govt Sch Burutu
* St Paul’s Ozoro 3-2 Alidima Sec, Ika South
* Obule Integrated, Sapele 7-0 Kokodiagbene , Warri South West