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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:34 pm 
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That redshirted player on the left is something else with the ball. Thanks for sharing.

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Nice one. Some ballers...


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Very good, propects...

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The boys are not bad at all. Good young footballers :clap: :clap: :clap:

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They spelt Ogwashi-Ukwu. Nigerians of today! Haba!


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Kai! St Anthony's College Obuluku. Great footballing school back in the day.

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I like the little guy that was substitute in. He has it.

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Where are the powerhouses Hussein College, Urhobo College and St. Patrick College Asaba ?


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Kai! St Anthony's College Obuluku. Great footballing school back in the day.

These boys dey try sha. Na men dey play those days o. Imagine Okwufuleze, iron gate, Paul Ogbue, even Oweche the goalkeeper. Looking back now we should appreciate these young boys. The talent is there.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:55 am 
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Looked like a nice day in Asaba.
Great entertainment! + no vulgarians or armed hoodlums in sight.

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Where are the powerhouses Hussein College, Urhobo College and St. Patrick College Asaba ?

First, I think St. Patrick College's (SPC) name has been changed to "Nnebisi College" long time ago. Second, SPC won many of its games with its Higher school certificate (HSC) students which many schools did not have. Thus SPC had undue advantage against other schools

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Kai! St Anthony's College Obuluku. Great footballing school back in the day.

Chief, no offense please, but the name of that City is: Ubulu-Ukwu.

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Abbey wrote:
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Kai! St Anthony's College Obuluku. Great footballing school back in the day.

These boys dey try sha. Na men dey play those days o. Imagine Okwufuleze, iron gate, Paul Ogbue, even Oweche the goalkeeper. Looking back now we should appreciate these young boys. The talent is there.

Yep! Many of them were ex-military men. Try to compete with them and you will almost be dead

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Haba! Military men competing in Principals Cup?

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Where are the powerhouses Hussein College, Urhobo College and St. Patrick College Asaba ?

Hussey College for those that never knew.


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Haba! Military men competing in Principals Cup?



Dammy,

That was actually true in the early 1970s. Many of those guys had fought in the civil war. Think about this ... Pat Ekeji was a Class III student at St. Greg's in 1966 and was well known in the Principal's Cup in Lagos. The war took him to the East where he was part of Biafra and was not in school until after the war when he now was at Government College, Owerri.

I remember speaking with Chris Oyobio, who played for Lagos Academicals in 1971/72. Chris pointed out that he visited the camp of the East Central State (ECS) team the morning his team (Lagos) was to play against ECS. He was stunned by the size of the boots put out to dry in the sun by the East players that included Chukwu, Ogbueze, Ilodigwe, Ekeji, Ariri, etc. Those were MEN from the war about to play against youngsters in the Lagos team.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:13 am 
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Enugu II wrote:
I remember speaking with Chris Oyobio, who played for Lagos Academicals in 1971/72. Chris pointed out that he visited the camp of the East Central State (ECS) team the morning his team (Lagos) was to play against ECS. He was stunned by the size of the boots put out to dry in the sun by the East players that included Chukwu, Ogbueze, Ilodigwe, Ekeji, Ariri, etc. Those were MEN from the war about to play against youngsters in the Lagos team.

They would have lost at most 3 years of school (assuming no schooling at all)...
Therefore, though some of them may have been older, it couldn't have been by much.

Nonetheless one suspects that the experience of living in war zones for most (if not all) of those 3 years likely rendered them far more MATURE than regular youngsters!

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Gotti wrote:
Enugu II wrote:
I remember speaking with Chris Oyobio, who played for Lagos Academicals in 1971/72. Chris pointed out that he visited the camp of the East Central State (ECS) team the morning his team (Lagos) was to play against ECS. He was stunned by the size of the boots put out to dry in the sun by the East players that included Chukwu, Ogbueze, Ilodigwe, Ekeji, Ariri, etc. Those were MEN from the war about to play against youngsters in the Lagos team.

They would have lost at most 3 years of school (assuming no schooling at all)...
Therefore, though some of them may have been older, it couldn't have been by much.

Nonetheless one suspects that the experience of living in war zones for most (if not all) of those 3 years likely rendered them far more MATURE than regular youngsters!


Gotti,

Your mention of the war experience strikes a cord. I remember interviewing Peter "Eusebio" Anieke at his home late in 2008 and he discussed his (as well as Tony Igwe's) experiences playing for Stores as the war was on and their parents were in Biafra. Then I remember Emma Okocha's Blood on the Niger book chronicling the Asaba massacre under Murtala Mohammed's command. I believe it was Pat Adinkwe (not sure now) one of several top talents that were massacred then by the federal troops after they entered Asaba. One thing that is missing is a book on Football and the Nigerian Civil War. I feel that there are stories untold to the larger public.

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Odas wrote:
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Where are the powerhouses Hussein College, Urhobo College and St. Patrick College Asaba ?

First, I think St. Patrick College's (SPC) name has been changed to "Nnebisi College" long time ago. Second, SPC won many of its games with its Higher school certificate (HSC) students which many schools did not have. Thus SPC had undue advantage against other schools

Odas, In the old Bendel state, HSC student were not allowed to play the principal's cup, they played the Giwa Osagie Cup, but Students in the lower years could play along side the HSC boys in the competition. The Ministry of Education was very strict on this.

Nnebisi college or St Patricks won the Giwa Osagie cup on few occasions because the ministry of Education reduced the numbers of the HSC schools in Bendel state . Apart from FGC Warri that is a Federal school, Edo College, Government College Ugheli and St Patrick's were the only Schools that played in the Giwa Osagie Cup from 1974. Hussey College had HSC until 1974, same as Holy Thrinity college, but before then, Hussey College and Edo college were the schools that won the most cups.

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Sir V wrote:
Odas wrote:
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Where are the powerhouses Hussein College, Urhobo College and St. Patrick College Asaba ?

First, I think St. Patrick College's (SPC) name has been changed to "Nnebisi College" long time ago. Second, SPC won many of its games with its Higher school certificate (HSC) students which many schools did not have. Thus SPC had undue advantage against other schools

Odas, In the old Bendel state, HSC student were not allowed to play the principal's cup, they played the Giwa Osagie Cup, but Students in the lower years could play along side the HSC boys in the competition. The Ministry of Education was very strict on this.

Nnebisi college or St Patricks won the Giwa Osagie cup on few occasions because the ministry of Education reduced the numbers of the HSC schools in Bendel state . Apart from FGC Warri that is a Federal school, Edo College, Government College Ugheli and St Patrick's were the only Schools that played in the Giwa Osagie Cup from 1974. Hussey College had HSC until 1974, same as Holy Thrinity college, but before then, Hussey College and Edo college were the schools that won the most cups.

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Sir V wrote:
Odas wrote:
asabatex wrote:
Where are the powerhouses Hussein College, Urhobo College and St. Patrick College Asaba ?

First, I think St. Patrick College's (SPC) name has been changed to "Nnebisi College" long time ago. Second, SPC won many of its games with its Higher school certificate (HSC) students which many schools did not have. Thus SPC had undue advantage against other schools

Odas, In the old Bendel state, HSC student were not allowed to play the principal's cup, they played the Giwa Osagie Cup, but Students in the lower years could play along side the HSC boys in the competition. The Ministry of Education was very strict on this.


Nnebisi college or St Patricks won the Giwa Osagie cup on few occasions because the ministry of Education reduced the numbers of the HSC schools in Bendel state . Apart from FGC Warri that is a Federal school, Edo College, Government College Ugheli and St Patrick's were the only Schools that played in the Giwa Osagie Cup from 1974. Hussey College had HSC until 1974, same as Holy Thrinity college, but before then, Hussey College and Edo college were the schools that won the most cups.

Sir V. You are very correct in general. However, I was looking at the SPC's - total - victories over other schools in the vicinity, not only in Principal's cup.

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Abbey wrote:
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Kai! St Anthony's College Obuluku. Great footballing school back in the day.

These boys dey try sha. Na men dey play those days o. Imagine Okwufuleze, iron gate, Paul Ogbue, even Oweche the goalkeeper. Looking back now we should appreciate these young boys. The talent is there.


Those days na men dey play principals' Cup. Guys like Charles Umuze and Basuto of Edo College.

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