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Uniben Dump Unilag Out Of HiFL Games

The University of Benin team tagged the Uniben Royals have eliminated the University of Lagos team, Unlilag Marines from the ongoing Higher Institution Football League (HiFL).

The Royals defeated their counterpart 1-0 in the second leg of the match decided on Tuesday to emerge winner on 2-1 aggregates after the first leg ended one goal apiece in Lagos on August 1.

Insome of the other second leg matches played, Usman Dan Fodio University Sultans emerged winner in the second leg of their game against BUK Stallions with the game ending 3-1 as they progressed to the next round on 3-2 aggregates. BUK won the first leg 1-0.

Also Unical Malabites failed to make their home game against UNN count after losing 2-1 at home to their counterpart despite winning the first leg 1-0 away.

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The aggregates for the two team ended 2-2 with UNN likely to progress on away goal rule, although they will have to wait for the outcome of the technical meeting of the organisers scheduled for Friday (today) in Abuja.

ATBU also made it to the next round with their 2-2 result against Unijos, the Jos Highlanders, after securing a goalless draw in the first leg. Meanwhile, there has been report of attack on centre referee and protest in the game involving the Jos Highlanders and ATBU in Jos.

According to the report, the crisis erupted during the one minute additional time with the organiser believing that the game has technically ended.

Speaking with our correspondent, one of the organisers, Gara Gombe, said they are waiting for the report of all the matches played and a decision will be taken after the report during the technical committee meeting of the league scheduled for Abuja.

 

 

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