Saturday, 3 November 2018

HIFL: OAU, Unilorin To Battle For 3rd Place Today

By Ganiyu Ayanniyi

It is now official that players of the Obafemi Awolowo university  known as OAUgiants and  University of Ilorin known as ILORINWarriors will pitch their warrior lead to secure the 3rd position of the ongoing Higher Institution Football League.

The football challenge is slated to be held at 11am on Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at Agege Stadium in Lagos State .

However, the Final Match of the competition is to be played between the university of Agriculture Makurdi's UAMTillers and UNICALMalabites of the University of calabar at 3pm on the Same day and venue.

OAUgiants made their ways after their success in knocking university of Ibadan's UIPioneers and the elimination of University of Benin's UnibenRoyals out of the game as a result of using of mercenaries as noted by HIFL director board which is against the rule of the game. 

The professional team of OAU got eliminated by UAMTillers after the two leg matches played. OAUGiants defeated UAMTillers at home with 5-3 which Makurdi's UAMTillers beat OAUGiants to stupor in returned leg of 3-0.

The UNILORINWarriors got qualified for semifinals after their success in winning two teams and losing one match.

The Unilorites beat the ABUNobles of Ahmadu Bello University and proceeded to the next round in which the Unilorites made their ways in defeating UDUSultans of Usman Danfodiyo.

The team of  Unilorin  was eliminated by UNICALMalabites after the two leg matches played in which UNILORINWarriors defeated UNICALMalabites at home, 1-0 and UNICALMalabites defeated UNILORINWarriors in return with 2-0.

UAMTillers and UNICALMalabites will meet in Final for their outshining performances as well as OAU and Unilorin to meet in semifinals.

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency, Seyi James,the team Captain stated that the OAUgiants will win the Ilorin Warriors. He said" The players are mentally, physically & morally prepared. We are condemned to win the match ".

As at the time of filing the report, the OAUgiants have gotten to their lodge in Lagos ahead of today's match.

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