From Toafiq Jimoh Adeniyi, Ilorin
The University of Ilorin this afternoon beat Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Zaria to emerge Champion of the 3rd edition of JAMB Tertiary Institutions Football competition News Hub Mag! reports.
The “Better by Far” institution trashed the Kaduna boys by a lone goal to emerge champion of the annual competition sponsored by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
News Hub Mag! recalls that the Kaduna boys had beaten the Professor Sulaiman Age-boys by the same margin in last year’s edition of the competition.
The lone goal in this year’s finals was scored in the first five minutes of play by the Unilorin boys.
The two teams defied the torrential rain that rendered the whole pitch water-logged throughout the 90 minutes of play.
The Unilorin side suffered a mild setback almost immediately after scoring their lone goal as their goalie suffered some injury and had to be replaced but luckily for them the replacement made some heroic safes for their side.
For coming first, the Unilorin boys got a whooping a million naira as the current reigning champion of the competition.
Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic went home with seven hundred and fifty thousand naira for coming second in the competition while Ekiti State University, Ado that had earlier defeated Federal College of Education, Gombe 3-2 to win the third place match went home with a prize of N500, 000.
Kwara Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Mariam Garba commended the sponsors for supporting football development.
He also thanked the examination body for picking the state for the annual football competition among tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The final was attended by federal and state officials, as well as JAMB officials.