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Lecturers beat female students’ team in Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa pre-convocation football match


By Francis Nansak

A novelty football match organised to comemorate the 10th combined Convocation ceremony of the federal polytechnic, Nasarawa, features the female team and lecturers of the polytechnic on Thursday, ended with fun with the lecturers team scoring 3 goals to beat the female team ,who are students that scored only 2 goals.

However and for the fun of a novelty match,the Rector of the polytechnic,Dr Abdullahi Alhassan Ahmed,while thanking both teams ,awarded additional 3 goals in favour of the female team, against the original 2 goals scored against the lecturers,as he (Rector) went on to declared that the female team was the winner of the novelty match with 5 goals scored against the lecturers who had originally scored 3 goals on the pitch.

This development was supported by the Director of Sport of the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa,Alhaji Dahiru Usman,who okey the decision and declaration made by the rector,which held that the female team are winner of the match.

Alhaji Dahiru, said a novelty match is not regarded as conventional football match even by FiFA standard,as it is not a tournament or championship league.

” But this is just to encourage you g stars to showcasing their talents in a friendly manner.I wish to thank the rector and his management team for including sport and especially Football as part of the week long convocation programme,which is the the first in the history nof this polytechnic” He said.

Also speaking, senator Abubakar Danso Sodangi ,who is the current chairman governing council of the Micheal Okpara , University of Agriculture,Umudike, applauded the management of the polytechnic, especially the rector ESV,Dr Abdullahi Alhassan Ahmed for creating time out of tight Academic programs to organised a fun fair.

Senator Sodangi,who cheers the female footballers for the show of gallantry even as students to play against their lecturers,added that the novelty match was a proof of cordial relationship in existence between both management staff and the students .

He also appeal to the host community of the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa to imbibe the culture of love and peaceful coexistence in order to continue to gain from the polytechnic,established over 30 decades.

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