UnilagNUGA2022: Football Men Knockout

In the ongoing Nigeria University Games Association currently being hosted by the University of First choice and the Nation’s Pride, the Football knockout round, men category had Obafemi Awolowo University, the school with ongoing fracas over the appointment of a new VC piped KSU, Kogi State University to a game of 4:1 at full time.

In this same category, NSUK, Nassarawa State University, Keffi, won against University of Calabar by 3:0

University of Ilorin played against Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, for a while the scores were 0-0, until Unilorin scored a goal against ATBU . ATBU tried all their best to make the scores equal once again, but Unilorin’s defense was too strong for them, especially towards the end when Unilorin strengthened their defense. The score at full time was 1:0 .

Then came the power tussle between two indigenous universities and the fight for gold between the universities of Lagos and Ibadan.

This match was a bit spectacular as premier University, Ibadan, brought in a coffin before the match began with words like “RIP Unilag”, “Gone too soon” and carried it round the sport center while singing and dancing.

UNILAG Marine’s Line Up:

Kujenya Ibrahim (Goal keeper)
Salami kehinde
Adebambo isiaka
Joshua okorie
Omu Joseph
Oluwadamilola Seun
Omotosho doyin
Adesanya Adedamola
Bakare John
Enogwue Daniel

University Of Ibadan’s Line Up:

Akinfoluyan Abiola(Goal keeper)
Jimoh Ibrahim
Kareem Jamiu
Joseph John
Nurudeen sodiq
Onuobia tochukwu
Elkanah Ayuba
Ilori Micheal
Akangbe Afolabi

The game started with a free kick to Ibadan, after which Omotosho from Unilag scored a goal, a feat which he was just few inches from achieving a second time. Omotosho ended up getting a yellow card later in the game.

University of Ibadan substituted their players twice, while Unilag did that just once, Unilag and The University of Ibadan both got yellow cards twice.

It is safe to say that The University of Lagos eventually buried The University of Ibadan in their own coffin as they showed them that it is not by juju after serving them 1:0.

The schools that made it to the semi-final are UNILAG, UNILORIN, OAU, and NSUK.

Co-reported with Okoye Chukwuebuka Daniel