July 21, 2024

The battle for who takes the crown of the 2022 Higher Institution Football League is set.

KSU Steelers will take on the Dazzlers of Federal University Oye-Ekiti  in the grand finale of the 2022 Higher Institution Football League at the Yaba Tech Sports Complex on Saturday, 24th September, 2022.

Kogi State University defeated University of Ilorin by a lone goal in the first Semifinal while Delta State University got the better of Federal University Oye-Ekiti via penalty shootout.  

Delta State University were however, thrown out of the competition for fielding ineligible players; they also got a three year ban from playing in the HIFL, hence University of Nigeria, Nsukka; the team they defeated in the quarterfinals replaced them in the Super Four.

The show piece final is between Kogi State University Steelers and Federal University Oye-Ekiti Dazzlers; who both seek to join the illustrious company of former winners like UAM Tillers, Unical and Unimaid as Champions of Africa’s biggest single Sport Collegiate tournament.

The Third Place match will be between Unilorin and UNN; two teams that have played previously in the losers final.

The third place is scheduled to take place at 11am while the final will kick off at 3pm.

Key Stats From HiFL 2022

Golden Boot Race:

(IAUE) Abel Eli: 5

(LASU) Odufejo Toyin: 3 

(KSU) Ojochemeni Abubakar: 2

Most Clean Sheets 

KSU Steelers: 2 

UNILORIN Warriors: 2

Most Team Goals Since Knockout Round. 

KSU: 6 

LASU: 6

IAUE: 5 

FUOYE: 4

Players To Watch In The Super Four:

  • Mohammed Suleiman – KSU Captain
  • Ojochemeni Abubakar: KSU’s number 9 and team’s leading goalscorer. 
  • Sunday Onuh: KSU’s GK, most clean sheets in the tournament. 
  • Kolawole Oludolapo: FUOYE Captain
  • Damilola Alao : FUOYE Midfielder 
  • Lawani Clinton: FUOYE GK 
  • Agboluaje Ibrahim: FUOYE midfielder. 
  • Godwin Igho and Mustapha Ogungbenro: UNILORIN Forwards. 
  • Emeka Ifeanyi: UNN Defender

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