Public Health Elites Crowned FSL Champions: The Movie
The week started with much anticipation about the maiden edition of FABAMSA Super League (FSL) final between Public Health Elites and SPAN FC.
Early wednesday morning, on the 27th of July, I woke up feeling anxious and nervous at the same time, not like I’m one of the players or the coach but I was getting to meet a lot of people which I’m not used to. Cozy morning, and as a vegetarian, I had a fine salad, picked up the equipments and head straight to the main campus of Osun State University.
The FSL final was between the unbeaten team of Public Health and a surprising finalist – SPAN FC – who qualified for the second stage at the expense of MLS, and grabbed ticket to the final through penalties.
For context, using EPL as a pointer, Manchester city is playing a West Ham team who defeated their local rival (Nursing FC) in the semi final.
Building up to the game, a poll was made by FABAMSA on twitter and truly Public Health was everyone’s favorite.
The game commenced with excitement on everyone’s face, it is the final afterall.
Public Health grabbed an early lead through an own goal, SPAN FC player directs the header towards his own net from a freekick by Public Health. Not long, SPAN FC grabbed a deserving goal and everything was back to level.
The atmosphere was tense, leading to a mistake for Public Health to give away a penalty and SPAN FC converts from the spot to go ahead for the first time in the encounter.
Things were not going as planned for the unbeaten side of Public Health and they wanted a goal before the half time break, it was only a while before that happened. An handball was blown against SPAN FC in a very controversial call and it was all Public Health needed to go level before the break.
The game restarts after the break with both teams hoping to grab the lead for the second time in the match. Public Health strikes again to make it 3-2, taking the lead in the game.
The crowd went wild, this is what they all wanted but Public Health was not done yet as they sealed the game in the final minutes of the match to secure a 4-2 win over SPAN FC.
The fans erupted and barriers couldn’t keep them any longer, Nigerians they say are wild but then we have Osun State people who are alleged “Omoluabi”, like saying Ilorin is truly “ilu awon alfa”. The pitch was invaded, history was made, Public Health Elites were crowned FSL Champions.