The department of mass communication two hundred level defeated the three hundred level five goals to three in the finals of the HoD’s 2019 cup held at the new general hostel field, Naraguta Campus, Jos.
The soccer match which ended up with penalty kicks from five players each from both teams after the 90 minutes play time which ended with a goalless draw from both sides. Before then, the referee had the two teams play for another 15 minutes of extra time but no team could secure a goal to claim the trophy. This brought the two sides to a ‘punch me I punch you’ tactic.
The tournament, which was strictly for AMCOMsites ( Association of Mass Communication Students), was part of the events marking the AMCOMS Week and on Tuesday being the 29 day October, the male counterparts started the match after the ladies played in the morning. The three hundred level boys beat one hundred level boys two goals to nothing while in the second day of the match, the two hundred level gained victory over four hundred level four goals to two. This resulted to leaving just the two and three hundred level as qualifiers for the finals. At the end of the match between the two hundred level and the three hundred level boys, the match ended with a penalty kick to which the two hundred level boys scored five goals to three over the three hundred level boys, making the two hundred level students champions in the final match to pick the cup.
Fans could not contain their joy as they were seen shaking hands, taking pictures and congratulating the players for a job well done.
In an interaction with the director of sports, Maju Mapis, he said that the goalkeeper Francis Asiegbu a two hundred level student of mass communication was the man of the match who caught three penalty kicks by their opponents. He added that they were looking up to having him as their goalkeeper during the FASA (Faculty of Arts Students Association) Dean’s Cup. Dangha noted that the essence of the match is to foster unity among AMCOSITES. He went further to say that “if the Association keeps playing with much enthusiasm, they will one day represent the Faculty of Arts”. Both captains of the two and three hundred level respectively in their separate remarks expressed their satisfaction at the end of match saying, though it was challenging but they were happy that their players made it to the end of the tournament. The 300 hundred level captain added that though his team did not emerge the champion, he still remains confident in their skillful way of playing and knows they will make him proud someday.
On his part the AMCOMS president, Timothy Itodo, he expressed delight over the football match and the hitch free nature it was played, adding that this will build more unity and love among the AMCOMsites. He stressed that AMCOMS cannot only challenge the faculty in a tournament, but the VC’s cup at large.
Report and photos by Shishang Bung
Edited by JM (3/5)
Edited by JM (3/5)
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