2021 Osun Public Service Games: Ministry of Sports Group Emerge Champions
Ministry of Sport/Sports Group have emerged winners of the 2021 Osun Public Service Games after defeating their colleagues from OSBC/Ministry of Information Group by a lone goal in the final.
The interesting final played at the Osogbo Township Stadium on Thursday, December 30, 2021 was graced by the Head of Service, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade who led Permanent Secretaries, General Managers, Directors General and several Directors of Ministries, Department and Agencies in Osun State to the venue.
The interesting but cagey first half ended goalless as OSBC/Information Group were able to contain the onslaught of their opponents with good saves by their goalkeeper, Kasali Ismail.
An early penalty in the second half taken by Waheed Olapade could have put Sports Group ahead but it hit the woodwork as they continued to mount pressure on OSBC/Information Group.
A defensive error by OSBC/Information Group found an unmarked Lukman Yusuf who made no mistake by chipping the ball past helpless Ismail to break the deadlock for the Sports Group
All efforts by OSBC whose skipper, Ayodeji Akinloye was given a matching order at the dying minute yielded no result as Sports Group held on.
In his remarks, the Head of Service, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade lauded the two teams and promised that fantastic prizes await winners and runners-up of all categories on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the State Secretariat, Abere at the colourful event that will be graced by Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the entire cabinet members.
OSBC/Ministry of Information shot-stopper, Kasali Ismail emerged the most valuable player of the tournament.
Also present at the stadium are the Chairman, Organizing Committee, Mr. Kolapo Emmanuel, General Manager of OSBC, Alhaji Rasheed Folaranmi, Coordinating Director, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mrs. Taiwo Oladunjoye, Director of the Ministry, Mr. Layi Adesiyan, General Manager, Osun State Sports Council, Mr. Rotimi Dunmoye, Director of Sports, OSBC Alhaji Muideen Adeleke among others