The female football event at the ongoing Gateway Tertiary Institutions Games (GATIG) at Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu was a disaster for the Team Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic (AAP), Ijebu Igbo as they were walloped six goals to one on Tuesday.
The Ijebu Ode based Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) were merciless in the match by beating their compatriots in the first match of the game hereby set sight on the final.
In another development, TASUED player, Ogunade Adedoyin handed a painful 4/0, 4/0 defeat to Ayomide Seyifunmi of Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, Abeokuta to win the gold medal in the tennis final, while Ajibode Moshood of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu Ijebu picked the bronze medal.
However, the male third place football event between Abraham AAP and DS Adegbenro, Itori is ongoing as at the time of reporting.
Moreover, the male football final match will be between TASCE against FCE later on. TASCE gathered seven points from three games ahead of DS Adegbenro with five points in Group A. FCE recorded maximum six points from two matches played in Group B, thus beat AAP to second with a point.
Similarly, Crescent University, Abeokuta has qualified for the semifinal of the badminton men singles event after beating Team TASCE lad in the quarterfinal at the indoor sports hall on Tuesday.
Also, both Crescent University and TASCE are vying for final slot in the volleyball event as the semifinal game is on as at time of reporting.
Newsnigeriaonline.com.ng recalls that nine institutions across the state are participating in 12 different spotting events at the sports fiesta. They are Crescent University Abeokuta; Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu; College of Health Technology, Ilese Ijebu; DS Adegbenro Polytechnic, Itori.
Others are Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, Abeokuta; Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu Igbo; Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade; Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebuode; and Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-iwoye.
Furthermore, sports events such as athletics (selected track and field events), soccer, chess, badminton, table tennis, scrabble, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, ayo, judo and basketball were listed for the game.
Meanwhile, the game which started on Sunday, May 15 and to end on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 has met the expectations of the state government in producing talents that will compete for the state in future sport competitions in Nigeria.