Niger State College of Education, Minna has emerged champion of the maiden edition of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB, tertiary institutions football competition, held in Ilorin on Saturday.
College of Education, Minna defeated Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto 4-3 on penalties after the game ended goalless at full time .
In the third place match played earlier, Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka defeated Kwara State College of Education, Oro 4-2 on penalties having played a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
In his message, the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung called on corporate organisations to support government at all levels in sports development.
Represented by the Director of Sports, Kwara State Sports Council, Coach Tunde Kazeem thanked JAMB for its investment in sports and urged the Board to consider further support to other sporting activities.
The JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede said organising the tournament was part of the Board’s corporate social responsibility.
Professor Oloyede who spoke through Doctor Yusuf Lawal promised that JAMB would continue to partner relevant stakeholders in the development of youths through sports.