Osun State’s Progress Comprehensive High School on Friday defeated Owerri City College, Imo State, to win the 2017 Copa Coca-Cola tournament at the national final match played at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island.

Both teams put up a strong fight for the trophy, prize money and the Education Trust Fund, but in the end, the Osun boys were able to pull through with a 1-0 win.

The match, which had in attendance top officials from the Federal Government, Lagos State government, the National School Sports Federation and Coca-Cola officials, witnessed musical performances from popular rapper and song writer, ‘Ycee’ and rave of the moment, ‘Lil Kesh’.

Former Super Eagles captains and Olympic gold medalists, Austin Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo, who thrilled the audience with their display of football artistry were, in turn, awed by the young players who sought to outdo them in a precision test stunt dubbed ’Dare the COPA Legends’.

“Just like many football stars today, my football career began at the grassroots level. Today I am what I am because I had people who believed in me and gave me the opportunity to thrive. Copa Coca-Cola is doing just that, inspiring the next generations of footballers. And I am happy to be a part of a platform that is transforming grassroots football in Nigeria,” Okocha said.

On his part, Kanu said “This year, Copa Coca-Cola is giving back more to the teens.”

– Copyright PUNCH.

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