It was an absolute display of dazzling skill in the game of soccer on Tuesday, 6th August 2019, as National Association of Polytechnic Engineering Students (NAPES) Football team of PolyIBADAN displayed their football prowess over their counterpart from the Faculty of Technology team, University of Ibadan (UI) by winning in an friendly match at SUB Football pitch with 3-2.
The Football Match started with a good ball possession from both teams, but 29th minutes into the match, UI Tech Striker, Galan, put his team ahead with a penalty kick after he was fouled inside the NAPES team penalty area.
Two minutes before the end of first half, NAPES team forward, Wale, leveled the score as he netted a beautiful goal which led the first half to a 1-1 draw.
The UI Tech team took a 2-1 lead two minutes into the second half with a free kick from Taofeek, projecting the powerful shot from 20-yards of the NAPES team goal-post into the net.
NAPES team maintained control of the game playing with confidence as they retained possession. However, UI Tech team sat deep on the counter-attack and were prepared to concede territory as they focused on using pace.
NAPES team doubled their advantage nine minutes later, and a controversial penalty kick was awarded to NAPES team. Isaiah tapped the ball into the UI Tech goal-post to secure the NAPES team a draw.
The match furthered, and in the 78th minutes, NAPES team midfielder, Abeeb, fired in a spectacular strike to put his team ahead on the half-hour mark and make the scoreline 3-2 in favour of his team. UI Tech team however didn’t find an equalizer as NAPES team held onto the win.Kindly share this article and as well drop your thoughts by using the below comment form!
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