Igbinedion University student wins Panenka Spot Kick Challenge Season 3
Igbinedion University, Okada, played host to the exciting spot kick challenge.
The event left an echoing effect on the minds of the crowd with its perfect mix of flair, panache and style intertwined with a vibrant University community who would have fond memories of the Panenka slogan “Oya score nau”.
The third edition was held to promote an Igbinedion University Alumni themed event tagged ‘From Trips to Drips’ a ‘Say No to Drugs Campaign’ organised to sensitise Nigerian youth, especially the Okada community, on the ills of drug use, abuse and addiction.
Staged at the University’s Crown Estate Football Field Okada, the game was both as colourful as it was exciting.
The Challenge was a pulsating roller coaster keenly contested by a total number of 16 players made up of both staff of the University and students.
After a grueling 13 rounds of penalty kicks, it boiled down to two finalists – Mission Augustine, a 400 level student of the department of Geography and Regional Planning and Olugbenga Jegede, the University’s Admission’s Officer. Augustine defeated Jegede to emerge winner of the third edition.
Speaking on his victory, a visibly elated Augustine reveled the mental battle and pressure he had to face in overcoming two missed penalty kicks to become the last man standing and winner of the star prize.
The team coordinator for Team Panenka, Osahon Aimiuwu said: “Panenka is here to stay. We simply are promoting the use of sports as both a medium of entertainment and as a vehicle to disseminate pressing societal issues such as the banes of drug use in today’s society.”