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Team Nigeria Emerged Champs at Futsal World Cup 2014

futsal2WEDNESDAY, 23 APRIL A total of 16 Men’s teams and four Women’s teams competed for the champions title in their respective categories at the Futsal World Cup 2014 organised by the Student Welfare Committee, Residential College Anugerah Bestari (JAKMAS AB) recently.

The stiff competition held at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Sports Complex saw the teams from the Men’s Category divided into four groups using the names of the countries competing in the FIFA World Cup 2014.

The competition which adopted the League system saw a total of eight teams from the four competing groups namely Japan, England, Nigeria, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay faced a fierce battle in the quarterfinals.

Team Nigeria advanced to the semifinals and defeated team Japan to move into the final to meet the French team which earlier had beaten rival team England.

The stiff fight during the final saw team Nigeria and France tied at 2-2. The champion was determined by a penalty shootout. Luck seemed to side team Nigeria when they led 3-2 at the penalty.

In the Women’s Category, team Mexican emerged as the champion when they defeated United States who had to be contented with the second spot. Third place was team Argentina.

The closing ceremony and prize presentation to the winners were done by the Head of Residential College Anugerah Bestari (Kolej AB), Fauzie Sarjono. A charity contribution was also held from Kolej AB to Rumah Anak Kesayangan (Nur Muhamad) Sembulan represented by Rahmatun Nisa’. – ZMD (fl)

Source : JAKMAS AB

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