5th NYG: Team Delta through to male football semi-finals



Hassan Bashiru’s brace was enough for the male football team of Delta on Thursday to advance to the semi-finals at the ongoing 5th National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin.

It helped Delta to beat their Gombe State counterparts 2-0 in the quarter-finals to progress to the semi-finals in an encounter they thoroughly dominated.

Speaking after the match, Onigbe Felix, the Delta team coach, said his players performed excellently albeit with some lapses which would be corrected before the next game.

“Our players, to some extent, played to instructions, although with little mistakes that are bound to happen and which we are going to work on before the next game,’’ he said.

Felix expressed the belief that his players are on top of their game and on course to earn a medal.

He however did not fail to acknowledge that they have been having divine support since the beginning of the competition.

Team Delta will now slug it out on Friday with their Kano counterparts in the semi-finals of the event.

(Edited by Abiodun Esan and Olawale Alabi)

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