Staff Bayelsa scored a late equaliser and finally defeated defending champions Workforce FCT 5-4 in a penalty shootout to earn the men’s football function of the 2021 Countrywide Sports Festival, tagged Delta 2022 at the Jay Jay Okocha Stadium, Ogwashi Ukwu
Group FCT were being coasting household to victory till they conceded a 90th-moment penalty kick transformed by Godwin to stage scores and in the ensuing shootout, Staff Bayelsa converted all their five kicks though FCT missing one
In the women’s group, the enterprising Crew Imo scored a late goal in the 97th moment to conquer hard battling Team Lagos girls 1- to acquire the gold
Talking soon after the finals, Complex Director of the Nigeria Soccer Federation, Augustine Eguavoen explained he was impressed with the regular of the football gatherings introducing the groups played out their hearts
“My joy is that we made some discoveries -who we shall keep an eye on for a probable call-up to our age-quality countrywide groups. I observed some skilful and intelligent gamers who will need to be polished for use in our nationwide groups,” Eguavoen mentioned.
“Most of the great players are higher than the age quality groups and we are not able to assistance but persuade them to keep on their enhancement.
“In the women’s category, Imo shocked all with the match and rightly won the gold medal. Gombe ladies also impressed becoming a northerner,” the previous Super Eagles captain stated.
Meanwhile hosts Delta Point out still direct on the medal standings and now have 101 gold, 48 silver and 35 bronze with a full of 184 medals.
In next location is Edo with 16 gold, 25 silver and 42 bronze and Bayelsa occupy 3rd location with 16 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze.
In fourth position is Ogun with 11 gold, seven silver and 14 bronze although Oyo has nine gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze.
By Richard Jideaka, Asaba
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