Ogun: Police, NSCDC Set For Showdown At Value Jet/SWAN Security Cup Final - oguncitynews


Saturday 28 October 2023

Ogun: Police, NSCDC Set For Showdown At Value Jet/SWAN Security Cup Final

By Yusuf Olatunji 

The Nigeria Police Force, popularly referred to as Police Machine will on Sunday, 29th October, 2023 trade tackle with their counterpart from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the final of the 3rd edition of Value Jet SWAN Security and Safety cup competition in a repeat of the 2021 edition.

The Police Machine who are playing in their third consecutive finals of the competition lost by a lone goal to NSCDC in the final of maiden edition of the competition, courtesy Ayorinde Fisayo's strike in about ten minutes to the end of the game played at th Main bowl of MKO international stadium Kuto Abeokuta.

The team were also humbled by Nigeria Customs Service by four goals to one in the final of the 2022 edition of the competition.

To get to the final, the NSCDC football team defeated the defending Champions, the Nigeria Customs Service by 5 goals to four on penalties in a tension-soaked encounter after the match had ended one goal adrift.

Police Machine thrashed Nigerian Correctional Service by four goals to nothing in the second semi final games played at the practicing pitch of the MKO stadium Kuto Abeokuta.

The Nigeria Customs Service will battle Nigerian Correctional Service in the third place play off match billed for MKO stadium by 2pm.

Meanwhile, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state is to declare the 3rd edition of the Value Jet/SWAN Security and Safety Cup competition closed on Sunday, 29th October, 2023.

A statement by the organizers indicates that the venue of the final match involving Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, is MKO International stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta by 4pm.

The statement added that the Commissioner for Sports Development in Ogun State, Hon. Wasiu Isiaka, his counterpart in the Ministry of Forestry, Hon. Taiwo Oludotun and Chairman, Ogun State House of Assembly committee on Sports Development, Hon. Wasiu  Igbalaye are the Special guests of the occasion.

It notes that Heads of security agencies and other stakeholders in the sports industry, especially the Chairman, Local Organising Committee, 2024 National Sports Festival, Chief Bukola Olopade are expected to grace the event.

According to host and Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Ogun State Chapter, Mr  Micheal-Azeez Ogunsiji, CEO Of Value Jet Airline, Hon Kunle Soname will also be in attendance.

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