By Asuelimen Osasuyi OSUN STATE have won the 2017 National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Sports Festival football event by beating its Kaduna counterpart 5-4 on penalty shootout after the regulation time ended goalless. The finals which were played at the Area 10 Sports complex, Garki Abuja last weekend saw the Osun NYSC team goal keeper saved one penalty kick to earn the state the deserved victory. In the third place match, Kano state fought very hard to  defeat Ekiti by a lone goal. To reach the final, the state of Osun defeated Kano state 3-1 while Kaduna beat Ekiti state with a lone goal. After the final match, the former Taraba State NYSC coordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Attah who now superintend over Osun state said it was a hard earned victory over Kaduna state
that eliminated Ekiti in the semi-final. Attah told Nigerian Pilot Sports that Osun NYSC was superior to any of the team in tournament considering the number of high-tech coaches gathered by Osun state. ‘’ We  gathered experienced coaches for the competition and we also used  Super Eagles experience to remove all the teams that came our way especially Kano that were technically and tactically sound throughout the competition and were highly favoured to lift the NYSC trophy. ‘’ I want to thank the Osun NYSC boys for their  doggedness throughout the campaign. We are going to present the trophy to the state governor who did everything possible for the team to excel and win the cup.We were told to bring the cup to Osun state and nothing short of that has  happen. So we are grateful to god for the victory.”


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