GTBank Masters Cup returns for eight edition

GTBank Masters Cup

The GTBank Masters Cup is set to return for its eight season, following its opening draws, which was held on Thursday in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The tournament will feature over 30 schools and more than 40 teams who will compete for trophies in the male and female categories.

The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Segun Agbaje, said about the tournament, “We are delighted to organise this tournament for the eighth edition, not only because of the platform it provides for the emergence of amazing football talents, but also because we see firsthand its impact in helping young people build a healthier lifestyle at this critical stage in their lives.”

He further stated that “At GTBank, we will continue to create and invest in initiatives that bring the values of sports to school compounds to ensure that young people that are passionate about sports have the opportunity to hone their talents and build character whilst still very focused on their academics.”

Alongside the GTBank Masters Cup, the Bank organises and sponsors several other football tourneys, such as the GTBank Principals Cup tournaments in Lagos and Ogun States, the GTBank Super Cup and the Players Development Programme.

The GTBank Masters Cup was established in 2012 as a way of extending the benefits of the Bank’s football programmes to students outside the public school system.

The 7th season of the tournament, held in 2018, saw Igbobi College, Yaba and Queens College, Yaba, emerge champions in the male and female categories, respectively.

This year, the route to the title in both categories would be tougher with the tournament welcoming eight new schools.

GTB Masters Cup Season 8 table