Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Wins 2018 Ships & Ports Maritime Cup

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) emerge overall winner of the 2018 edition of the annual Ships & Ports Maritime Cup Competition.

NPA defeated Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) 4-1 to lift the trophy for the first time since the competition started in 2009.

Also, defending champions, the Nigeria Customs Service defeated the Nigerian Navy 4-0 to win the third place match.

The matches were played at the NPA Sports Ground Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos witnessed by supporters of each team.

NIMASA scored the opening goal in the 4th minute through Anderson Onye but the NPA team equalised in the 9th and 20th minute through Bashiru Yusuf while Kabiru Zakari netted the third goal for NPA only three minutes into the second half.

Henry Nwosu sealed victory for NPA with the fourth goal in the 81st minute of the match.

The NPA team qualified for the final match on Saturday after a hard won victory over 2009 champions, the Nigerian Navy.

A total of 62 goals were scored in this year’s competition of the Maritime Cup out of which Abubakar Mikaili of Customs scored seven to become the highest goal scorer.

Highly elated NPA’s Coach, Okafor Emmanuel, expressed appreciation to the Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, for given them the opportunity to participate in the competition.

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