Can You List All The Past Winners Of The Lagos Principals Cup?
The Lagos Principals Cup is a phenomenal football tournament that has produced outstanding players like Stephen Keshi (St Finbarrs College), Sunday Oliseh (Methodist Boys High School), Dosu Joseph (Methodist Boys High School), Henry Nwosu (St Finbarrs College), Tarilla Okorowanta (St Gregory’s College), Franklin Howard (St Gregory’s College), Anthony Enahoro (St Gregory’s College) and many more.
The competition was almost as popular and captivating as the National League. Matches were broadcast live on Radio Nigeria and whole communities adopted school teams (Bariga for CMS [the “Bariga Bombers”], Obalende for St Gregory’s, etc).
There was also, unfortunately, the unbelievable and legendary acts of violence (it’s hard to believe that secondary school kids were capable of such insanity), such as the battles between Baptist Academy and Igbobi College (Bapts Acad students blockaded the highway to ensure that the Igbobi team would not make it to the match venue and thus forfeit the game) and St Gregory’s College vs Boys Academy (Boys Academy were aggrieved after losing a game to Greg’s and decided to ritually attack St Gregory’s at the end of every school day).
There was also good clean fun. There were the “old boys”, who came to support the teams with their school ties and luxury cars. There were the female schools that came to support their brother schools. The songs, rented danfos, molues, trumpets, etc that all added to the fun.
However, shockingly, I discovered that there’s no record online of past winners of the Principals Cup. I have decided, with your assistance, to compile a list of past winners. You can also share your memories of this great competition.
|Re: Can You List All The Past Winners Of The Lagos Principals Cup? by naptu2: 5:25am On Nov 20, 2013|
Bergedorf Cup for junior sides
1938 ZAC 4-3 LTC Junior [replay after draw]
1942 ZAC 2nd XI (‘Spitfires’)
Name changed to Zard Cup. Restricted to secondary schools
1948 Methodist Boys High School (Lagos) 2-0 Baptist Academy
1949 St Gregory’s College beat Baptist Academy
1950 St Gregory’s College
1951 St Gregory’s College beat Baptist Academy
1952 St Gregory’s College beat Baptist Academy
1953 King’s College
1954 St Gregory’s College
1955 Baptist Academy beat St Gregory’s College
1960 Ahmadiyya College bt CMS Grammar School
1961 Methodist Boys High School.
1962 St Finbarrs College
1964 Kings College
1965 Ahmadiya College
1966 St Finbarrs College
1968 St Finbarrs College
1969 St Finbarrs College
1970 Zumratul-Islamiya Grammar School
1971 St Finbarrs College
1972 St Finbarrs College
1973 St Finbarrs College
1975 CMS Grammar School
1976 CMS Grammar School defeats St Finbarrs
1977 St Finbarrs College
1978 St Gregory’s College
1979 St Gregory’s College
1980 CMS Grammar School
1981 St Gregory’s College
1982 St Gregory’s College
1987 St Finbarrs beat St Gregory’s College
SUSPENDED DUE TO VIOLENCE
Malta Guinness Lagos Principals Cup
2009 Newland Secondary School.
GTBank Lagos Principals Cup*
2010 Oriwu Senior Model College
2011 Egan Senior Secondary School
2012 Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School
*The competition has been split into two – the Principals Cup for regular schools and the Heritage Cup for the older schools (the super schools ) like St Finbarrs College, St Gregory’s College, Kings College, Methodist Boys High School, Baptist Academy, Ansar-Ud-Deen, Anwar-Ul-Islam and Igbobi College. A female competition has also been created