The Borno para-soccer team on Tuesday in Abuja pummeled their Sokoto State counterparts 5-0 at the ongoing National Para-Soccer Championship.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was over an hour delay before the game commenced, leading to the loss of investor of the game.
But both teams put up an impressive performance in the match played at the Old Parade Ground.
The Borno Coach, Al Hassan Abdullahi, told NAN after the game that he was overwhelmed by his team’s performance.
He commended the resilient spirit of his boys in the match, saying they deserved to win.
“It was a real battle for my players, but our opponents also displayed wonderful performances.
“My next plan is for us to take the trophy back home,” Abdullahi said.
He commended the players for their performance in spite of the challenges before the team.
The coach also commended the organisers of the championship for providing the enabling environment for the players. “I believe that is how we can develop our sport,” he said.
Earlier on Monday, the Kaduna team qualify for the semi-finals alongside Kano.
NAN reports that nine teams are taking part in the championship which we are Kano, Kaduna, Zamfara, Gombe, Katsina, Borno, Nasarawa, Sokoto and FCT.