In what appears to be a Higher Institutions Football League tradition, a new champion will be crowned Saturday (today) when the Kogi State University KSU Steelers face the Federal University Oye Ekiti FUOYE Dazzlers in the final of the 2022 Super Four games.
UNN Lions and Unilorin Warriors will compete for third place.
For the first time since HiFL’s inception, KSU Steelers and FUOYE Dazzlers will compete in the final, which is organized by PACE Sports and Entertainment Limited and supported by StanbicIBTC, Bold, LIRS, and Indomie.
The final begins at 11 a.m. at the Yaba College of Technology sports pavilion.
The Steelers and Dazzlers advanced to the knockout stages by finishing first in their respective group stages.
To reach the final, the Steelers, led by coach Musa Amorley, defeated the FUTMINNA Transformers, BUK Stallions, and UNILORIN Warriors.
The Dazzlers, led by Coach Blessing Ayodeji, defeated the EKSU Mountaineers, LASU Blazers, and DELSU Titans to reach their first final. The UNN Lions, led by coach Ike Chijoke, have also promised to defend their third-place finish from last year, when they defeated the FUTMinna Transformers.
Goodness Onyejiaku, COO of Pace Sports, said of the Super Four, “This year’s competition has provided us with great opportunities to further connect with Nigerian youths and lovers of collegiate sports.”
“Our sponsors have played a significant role in this success, and we are grateful for their unwavering support in establishing a sustainable platform for talent discovery and youth engagement across Nigerian institutions.”
“This year’s Super Four presents interesting dynamics,” he added. The KSU Steelers and FUOYE Dazzlers are competing at this level for the first time, and one of them will be crowned the new champion. The UNN Lions and UNILORIN Warriors will meet again in the Super Four to determine the third-place finisher. This development reflects how fair the league has been over the years, and we strive to maintain that laudable standard.”