MINNA – Niger State College of Education, Minna, on Saturday emerged overall winner of the 18th Nigeria Colleges of Education Games Association (NICEGA) with 15 gold, four silver and five bronze medals.
The Federal College of Education (FCE) Zaria followed closely in second place, clinching eight gold, eight silver and 10 bronze medals, while FCE Kano finished third with seven gold, one silver and three bronze medals.
The games were hosted by the Niger State College of Education, Minna.
Meanwhile, the football final between COE Minna and FCE Gombe ended 9-8 on penalties in favour of the host after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
At the closing ceremony, Gov. Babangida Aliyu reiterated the significance of the NICEGA games, saying it was a key element for the promotion of national unity and integration.
Aliyu, who was represented by Abubakar Mohammed, the Commissioner overseeing the state’s
sports ministry, urged governments at all levels to support colleges of education across the country.
He also commended the participants for their comportment, maturity, good conduct and sportsmanship throughout the event. (NAN)