This year's Taraba National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Mini-Sports Festival ended recently with the entertaining football finals won 4-3 by Platoon 10 in the penalty shoot-out against Platoon 4 after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
While the winners took home the prestigious trophy donated by former NFF president, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, the runners-up went home with the trophy donated by the present scribe of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.
Donor of the Gold Cup, Lulu expressed satisfaction with the performance of the two finalists as he said some of them would go on to represent the country in football, if they keep working hard.
He said "Nigeria will always appreciate your positive contributions and selfless service to the nation.
"I am confident that some of you will in future represent this nation in football, if you continue to improve on your performance."
The State Coordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Attah thanked the donor of the giant trophy and expressed satisfaction with the quality of play from both teams.
"From what I have seen today, the Taraba state NYSC will surely have a formidable team that opponents will find hard to beat in future competitions," he said.
In other events, Platoon 7 won the volley ball trophy donated by Achor Enebi, the Head of International department in the NFF just as Platoon 1 came first in 100m male with Platoon 2 taking the first place in 100m female.
- Daily Trust