…WINS HIGHER INSTITUTIONS FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The historic moment came this afternoon inside the main bowl of the Yaba College of Technology Stadium courtesy of a well deserved 3-1 victory over their counterpart, the Dazzlers, from the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti.
The match was watched by the Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones who represented the Governor of the State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Marietu Ohunene Tenuche.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Professor Olusola J Saliu, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Dr Daniel F Atidoga, the University Bursar, Mrs Aminat Anuhi, and a member of the Governing Council of the University, Hon. Ali Atabor were also on hand to cheers the team to victory.
For the PAAU team, the road to victory was a bumpy one. The team qualified as runners up from the zonal preliminaries comprising University of Ilorin, IBB Lapai, Federal University, Lokoja, University of Agriculture, Makurdi and hosted by PAAU.
They lost their opening game against University of Ilorin1-2, defeated IBB Lapai 1-0 in the second game, thrashed Federal University Lokoja 2-0 in the third game and drew 0-0 with the Akpera Orshi University of Agriculture Makurdi in the final group game, garnering 7 points to pick second slot behind University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
Speaking to newsman shortly after the match, the joyous Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Marietu Ohunene Tenuche, was full of praises to His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, the Executive Governor of the State, for not only providing the enabling environment for sport, but also for his all-round support which has ensured the positive visibility of the University.
Professor Tenuche congratulated the football team for doing the University proud and promised more support not just for football but also other sporting activities so as to entrench moral and physical values in students.