The Kano State Ministry of Information (MoI) Saturday defeated their Radio Kano counterparts 2-1 to win the annual SWAN Inter-media Football Competition.
The match, which was played at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, was watched by a large crowd of spectators, especially from the media houses in the state.
Radio Kano opened scores in the first half of the entertaining encounter, while MoI scored the equaliser and winning goal in the second half.
All the efforts by Kano Radio to level scores proved abortive as MoI defenders proved a hard nut to crack.
Earlier in the third-place match, Rahama Radio beat Correspondents Chapel 3-2.
Speaking at the end of the encounter, the Chairman of the State Sports Commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, commended all the participants in the tournament for fair play.
Galadima urged sports writers to expand the tournament from the state to zonal competition.
“By expanding the tournament, other states from Northwest will participate and subsequently it will become a national competition,” he said.
Tukur Arab, the star player of Correspondent Chapel, won the highest goal scorer award with six goals while the best goalkeeper award went to Abdulkadir Bamalli of Pyramid FM.
However, Sa’adu Dukawa of Radio Kano emerged as the best coach of the tournament while Salisu Yakasai won Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award of the tournament.