By Olayinka Owolewa
Ilorin – The 16 finalists for this year’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) sponsored Tertiary Institutions Football Competition have emerged.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition is scheduled to hold between Oct. 13 and Oct. 19, with the University of Ilorin Sports Complex and Kwara State Stadium Complex as venues.
Jimoh Bashir, the Media Officer for the competition, said in Ilorin on Wednesday that five institutions will represent each of the Nigeria University Games (NUGA), Nigeria Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA) and National Colleges of Education Games (NACEGA).
The last slot, he said, was reserved for the Innovative Entrepreneur Initiative (IEI).
He said Federal College of Education (T) Gombe, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo, Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, Federal College of Education, Obudu and the winner of the maiden edition in 2017, Niger College of Education, Minna, will represent NACEGA.
Bashir also said the winner of the second edition of the competition, Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State, will represent NIPOGA alongside Bauchi Polytechnic, Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo, and Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun.
He further said that on the NUGA list for the competition being supported by the state government were Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, University of Ilorin, Kwara, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Imo State University, Owerri and Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta.
” Glory Land Institute for Management Studies, Ankpa, Kogi, will fly the colours of Innovative Entrepreneur Initiative in the competition that had become a veritable platform for talent discovery,” he added.
The players, he said, would be accommodated, kitted and fed throughout the eight days that the competition would last by JAMB. (NAN)