The Federal Polytechnic, Ede, and Nasarawa Polytechnic have qualified for the finals of the male football competition at the ongoing NIPOGA Games at Ede, Osun State.
Federal Polytechnic, Ede, on Wednesday afternoon defeated Federal Polytechnic, Offa, 2-0 to reach the final, while Nasarawa Polytechnic got to the final by defeating Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, 2-0.
In the first semi-final match involving the host team, Abubakar Muyideen scored the first goal in the seventh minute of play, while the second goal scored in the 83rd minute by Victor Nwobiko.
The coach of the host team, Olaleye Olawole, commended his boys for the wonderful performance and pledged that his team would win the gold medal in the male football event.
In the second semi-final match Ayuba Bwandi scored the first goal for Nasarawa Polytechnic in its encounter with LASPOTECH in the 43rd minute, while Abdulmutalib Bilal crowned the victory with another goal in the 52nd minute of the match.
In the women’s football event, LASPOTECH will on Thursday meet Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, in the semi-final match, while Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos, will have an encounter with Nasarawa Polytechnic.
LASPOTECH and Yaba College won three matches apiece to reach the semi-final stage, while Nasarawa Polytechnic and Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, won one match, drew in one and lost one match respectively.
Meanwhile, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, has taken over from LASPOTECH in the medals table; as it is currently occupying the first position.The institution is leading with 10 gold, three silver and three bronze medals, ahead of Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, with six gold, five silver and six bronze medals.YABATECH is occupying the third place with five gold, five silver and 10 bronze medals. (NAN)