Copa Coca Cola Akure regional finals Wrap

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The 2017 edition of the Copa Coca Cola tournament kicked off in Akure with just one goal recorded after two games at the Aquinas College, Akure


Progress Comprehensive High School, Osun kicked off their race to the national finals of the 2017 edition of the Copa Coca Cola competition on a winning note at the Aquinas College, Akure.

Akinlabi Adewale’s late minute striker ensured the boys from Modakeke claimed maximum points against Niger College, Benin in the opening game of their regional finals clash.

The Boys from Edo started like a house on fire, mounting pressure on their opponent from Osun State but their possession football wasn’t enough to guarantee them the needed victory.

And they will need to win their remaining four games to stand a chance of winning the lone ticket of reaching the national finals at the end of the regional finals.

Osun will battle Oyo on match day two of the regional competition while Edo file out against Delta on Friday.



Brightville College, Oyo and Government Day Secondary School, Kogi shared the spoils after normal regulation period in the second game after both sides played 0-0 draw at the Aquinas College, Akure in the second game of the day.

The Boys from Ibadan were impressive in both halves of the game with some fine passes but their finishing was poor as most of the chances they created went inches off target.

Meanwhile, the opposing team from Kogi didn’t really impress in the second game of the Copa Coca Cola U15 regional finals on Thursday evening at the Aquinas College, Akure.

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Oyo will hope they can claim their first victory on the second day when they battle on Friday at the same venue.