The 3rd edition of the Rector’s Cup of the Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji was recently held at the Institution’s football pitch located at the Academic-Activities Take-off Site. Present at the competitive sport fiesta were the Rector of the Institution, Prof. Emmanuel Fasakin, other Principal Officers, Staff, Students and Friends of the Polytechnic. The annual football competition was inaugurated by the Polytechnic to promote the spirit of sportsmanship amongst the students and as an avenue for relaxation.
During the competition, five (5) teams drawn from Accountancy, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering and Statistics departments participated. Each team played four matches to determine the finalist. In the group stage, Computer Engineering had 12 points; Accountancy, 7 points; Computer Science, 5 points; Electrical/Electronics Engineering, 4 points and Statistics, zero point.
The final match paraded the two teams from Computer Engineering and Accountancy. After a 90 minutes display of entertaining and energy-sapping football skills by both sides, the team from Accountancy department emerged victorious by thrashing the defending champion, Computer Engineering, 5 goals to 1.
The Rector, in his speech, congratulated the two teams that made it to the grand finale of the competition and said there was no winner or loser in the competition since all teams are students of the Polytechnic. He commended the players for their dexterity on the football pitch and assured them that Management would continue to support sporting activities in the Institution. He added that in no-distant time, the Polytechnic’s football team could rub shoulders with their counterparts in other Institutions, saying that the sky is their limit.
The fun-filled competition was rounded off with presentation of medals to players and the officiating referees. Prof. Fasakin presented the gold medal and trophy to Accountancy department, while the silver medal was received by Computer Engineering department and the bronze medal by the Computer Science department.
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