Eco Bank Pulls Surprise Win As 2017 Kaduna Corporate League Kicks-off


    The 9th edition of the Kaduna Corporate League Cup kicked-off over the weekend at the Kaduna Township Stadium, with Eco Bank pulling a surprise 2-1 win over tournament’s favourites UBA.
    Uba had gone ahead in the 54th minute through Saheed Abdulrazak, but Eco Bank equalized and went ahead to win the match with goals coming from Egboh Iheaka and Usman Mohammed in the 68th and 70th minutes respectively.
    In the second match of the day, last years runner’s up, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), picked three points over Guarantee Trust Bank (GTBank) who placed 4th last year with a 1-0 win. The goal came off the boots of Mu’azu Mohammed in the 23rd minute of the game.
    What should have been the opening match of the tournament between First Bank and Fidelity Bank was postponed due to technical hitches, a new date will be fixed by the organisers.
    The next set of matches will be played on the 6th of May with UBA playing FCMB, GTB trading tackles with Fidelity Bank, while First Bank will lock horns with Eco Bank.
    According to the chief organizer of the competition, Mr. Vincent Akinbami, the essence of the tournament is to improve the fitness and physical wellbeing of staff of various organizations in the state as well as to foster unity and comradeship among organizations.
    He also pointed out that the tournament is being  supported by Wadson International Limited in Kaduna.
    It was gathered by AUTHENTIC News Daily Sports that it would be a round-robin tournament, with all matches taking place at the rebranded Kaduna Township Stadium.
    Aside from medals ,trophies, plaques and certificates that will be given out, individual awards will be presented  to the Best Goalkeeper, Best Defender, Best Midfielder, Highest Goal Scorer, Most  Valuable Player, Best Coach and the Best Supporters Club.
    The first edition of the tournament was won by Skye Bank, while Unity and Fidelity have eachwon two different trophies for keeps.


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