HIFL22: Unilag Marines And Delsu Titans Secure Big Wins On Opening Day Of Qualifiers
- Ezeani Chidiebere
By Samuel Bamisebi The journey to the group stage of the Higher Institution Football League (HIFL) 2022 season got of to a big start with wins for University of Lagos, Delta State University Bayero University Kano, University of Ilorin amongst others. In the Sahel North I group, BUK Stallions defeated UNIJOS Highlanders 1-0 while KASU Crocs defeated YUSMUK Ravens 2-0. Sahel North II group saw IBBU Ranchers and first champions of the HIFL, UAM Tillers play out a goalless draw while UNILORIN Warriors defeated KSU Steelers 2-1. In the Coastal Southwest group A, LASU Blazers and UI Pioneers played out a 1-1 draw to open the group, OOU Gatekeepers defeated FUOYE Cascades 2-1 the Lagos State University (LASU Blazers) defeated LEAD CITY Gladiators 2-1 in the Lagos teamÃ¢ÂÂs second fixture of the day. The Coastal Southwest group B had the UNILAG Marines run past ABUAD Stars 3-1 in the opening group fixture and then the Marines walked over FUTA Tigers who failed to show up for their first game while UNIOSUN Lakers lost to the EKSU Mountaineers 0-1. The Coastal South South group A saw UNIPORT play a 1-1 draw with IAU Minders while the group B saw the biggest win of day one with DELSU Titans humiliating FUPRE 7-2 to wrap up day one.