Awolowo Hall Beats Fajuyi Hall At Penalties To Claim Inter-Hall Cup
The final match of the Obafemi Awolowo University Inter Hall soccer Contest was played yesterday at Sport complex between Awolowo Hall vs Fajuyi Hall. The Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Anthony Elujoba, who was present at the event once again reaffirmed his affection for sports as he appreciated the Sports Council for organising the contest which was the first of its kind this year and further stated that more was expected from the University. Some other officials of the University were also present at the event; Prof(Mrs) Grace Akinola, the Dean of Students Affairs amongst others.
The game started at about 4:30pm and the Fajuyian players scored the first goal of the match after the opposition committed a foul in the 18 yard box and they were awarded a penalty kick. The Great men of the Awolowo Castle then responded some minutes later with a goal from Emak. The first half ended 1-1 and the second half commenced after some track events.
The tide turned in favour of the Fajuyian side once again when Doyin, a dominant part of the offence drove in a free kick. However, a balance was achieved in the last minute to the end of the game when Aguero got injured and also got a penalty kick penalty. The game ended 2-2 and both teams then proceeded to penalty kicks where the Awolowo team then legally claimed the trophy with a 5-4 victory in their favour. It is worthy to note that Awolowo Hall won only one game in the tournament and had four draws whilst the Fajuyi Hall won three games and lost two.