How Ruthless Customs Humiliated Police Machine 4-1 To Win 2nd Ogun SWAN Security and Safety Cup - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, September 25, 2022

How Ruthless Customs Humiliated Police Machine 4-1 To Win 2nd Ogun SWAN Security and Safety Cup

It was sweet moment for the Nigeria Customs Service team in the Saturday's final of second edition of Ogun SWAN Security and Safety Cup, as they came out hard on the Nigerian Police Machine, dismantling the machine 4-1 to emerge new champions of the competition 

Ishola Ogunlade gave the ruthless Customs side an early lead within three minutes of the encounter played inside the lush green main pitch of the MKO Abiola International Stadium in Kuto Abeokuta, Owodi Francis later extended the margin, to end the first half with two goals advantage

The Police Machine reduced the margin within seven minutes of the remaining half through Amos Robert's strike , before the Customs came out forcefully into the encounter through Owodi Francis who grabbed a brace in the 54th minute and Abdulkadri Yohanna  who  scored the fourth goal  to put the match beyond the back to back finalists 

The Chief Coach of the victorious team, Ahmed  attributed the success to the understanding among the players whom according to him, have been playing together as a team in third division of the National League in the country

The coach urged other security agencies to encourage their young talented officers to engage in sporting activities such as football, so as to enable them build formidable team for the competition

He lauded the ability of the Ogun State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN in organizing the competition, describing the everything about the competition powered by LADO Group and other sponsors as perfect

*The Police Machine's Goal Keeper adjudged as the competition's best glove  *

Earlier in the losers final played, last year's champions, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC side thrashed Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps TRACE team 5- 0, to win the consolatory bronze and cash prize of N100,000 ,the Police received a cash prize of N150, 000 for winning silver while the new champions, Customs smiled home with gold and cash prize of N250,000

State Chairman of SWAN, Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde appreciated all the security and safety agencies who participated at the competition, assuring them of better package in the next edition of the competition

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