The annual football Cup competition known as the “Rector’s Cup” of the Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola Port Harcourt kicked off yesterday, Monday, July 4, 2022.

Four teams from different departments in the male and female categories, featured in a fierce match, during the opening ceremonies of the competition.

In one of the male encounters, the School of Environmental Science Technology flogged the School of Legal Studies 6-1.

In an earlier counter between players of School of Engineering and Information Technology, the match ended 4-1 in favour of the Engineering side.

On the female categories, School of Environmental Science Technology scored four goals against players of the School of Financial Studies to emerge winners of the encounter.

And the last enter saw a match between female players of the School of Engineering beating their counterparts from the School of Information Technology (Mass Communication) 1-0.

The competition is expected to last for one week.

In his remarks earlier before the commencement of the competition, Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr SAM KALAGBOR disclosed that talents identified and picked in the previous editions of the competition were now playing for some Teams at the Youth Leagues in the country.

He urged talents that may be harnessed in the ongoing competition to remember the polytechnic.

He said…..

“For the records, some of our students, who did well and who were also selected in course of previous editions of the football competition are now not only earning income but they are proud ambassadors of this institution, playing football at the Nigeria League level.

“We are optimistic that some day, we will have some of you playing for either Rivers Angels or other female clubs both at the premiership level and at the professional level.

“We hope also, that some of you will have opportunities to play at the international level.

“When that happens, please remember where you started and come and put in something into this system to be remembered”.

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