Faculty Of Arts Female Team in The Final of The Inter-Final Female Football Competition; Analysing the Route To The Final


Pelumi King

It was all celebrations for the faculty of Arts female team as they qualified to the final of the competition for the first time in 3 years. They had progressed in a group that had the College of Medicine and Faculty of Technology in it. Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Arts had played out an entertainment 0-0 draw in the very first match of the group stage. Both sides had chances to take lead in the match. Daniella of the Faculty of Technology was denied by very good saves by the Faculty of Arts goalkeeper Abiodun Oladoja. Mariam could have won for the Faculty of Arts though but her well-taken free-kick shaved the bar on its way out. It was an intense match. The second match was a walk-over for both sides as the College of Medicine failed to show up for their matches against both sides. Faculty of Arts however finished second in the group as they lost to the Faculty of Technology on penalties after they both had the same points and same goal difference.

Faculty of Technology finished top to face Faculty of Science in the quarter-finals while the Faculty of Arts finished second to face the Faculty of Clinical sciences in the quarter-final. The quarter-final against the Clinical sciences was also very intense. For a long time, Clinical Sciences stuck guns as they put up a proper defense to prevent the Faculty of Arts from scoring.

The faculty of Arts however was able to take the lead after a well-taken free-kick from Mariam found its way into the net. That was the only goal of the game as the Faculty of Arts closed the game out 1-0. The Faculty of Clinical Sciences offered little threat in attack. However, what they lacked attacking-wise, they had in abundance in defense. The goal they conceded against the Faculty of Arts was the first goal they conceded in the competition.

Faculty of Arts qualified to the semi-final courtesy of the 1-0 win over Clinical sciences. They faced off against the Faculty of Sciences who pulled off a shock result by defeating one of the favorites of the competition Faculty of Technology on penalties 1-0. The match was perhaps one of the most entertaining matches in this session’s Inter-Faculty female football competition.

The game had a slow start but the match got into a rhythm when Solace of the Faculty of Arts gave her team the lead after she wonderfully dispatched a penalty in the top right-hand corner of the net after a Faculty of Science player was judged to have handled the ball in the area. That was the only goal of the first half. Faculty of science could have scored in the first half but they were denied by good saves from the Ayomide Funmi (Faculty of Arts goalkeeper) and a solid defense.

Faculty of Science came out gun blazing in the second half as they dominated the early proceedings of the half. That however did not stop the Faculty of Arts from scoring the 2nd goal and extending the lead. Mariam played a free-kick into the top left corner to score her 2nd goal in the competition. The faculty of Science did not give up as they kept on trying to at least force a draw. They were denied by very good saves from Abiodun Oladoja the goalkeeper of the Faculty of Arts. They were however able to half the deficit when a deflected shot went into the net. That was the first goal Faculty of Arts conceded in this competition. The match ended with 2 goals to 1 in favor of the Faculty of Arts. They will be hoping to pip the defending champions, Faculty of Education, to the winner’s medal. The two faculties “Arts and Education” will be facing off in the final of the competition.

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