PUTRAJAYA, 9th January – OGC Nice and Wolfsburg faced off in the UNITEN CUP 16/17 Grand Final on the 9th of January, 2017. The match was scheduled to start at 3:00 PM and ended at roughly 6:00 PM. OGC Nice emerged victorious to Wolfsburg with a score of 3-1 in the penalty shootout. ‘Leicester’ achieved 1st place for the Organiser Cup.
The match was action packed from start to finish, with praises for both teams from the audience. Naqib, who supports Wolfsburg, said, “It was an exciting match. Both teams are displaying a lot of power in their performance and that’s the best part of the game. The spirit and enthusiasm you get from everyone.” The tension grew as the first 90 minutes ended in a 0-0 draw. Sharveen Shan, ex-player for OGC Nice said, “If this leads to a penalty shootout, OGC is gonna bag the win for sure. I have complete faith in our (OGC Nice) keeper.” Sure enough, extra time ended in a 0-0 stalemate and the game moved on to the penalty shootout, where OGC Nice stamped their boots at a 3-1 victory.
The awards were handed out by no other than Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zamri bin Yusoff and SRC member Roshan Charles Razali. Also present was Ruzli bin Zairazi, Director of the Sports and Cultural Unit of UNITEN. The champion of UNITEN CUP ’16 are ‘OGC Nice’, followed by ‘Wolfsburg’ in second place and ‘Boca Juniors’ in third. As for the Organiser Cup, Leicester City placed first, followed by Torino FC and Sporting Lisbon in second and third place respectively. The title of ‘Top Scorer’ went to Avinash and ‘Best Player’ went to Kalai who are both from OGC Nice. ‘Most Valuable Player’ was awarded to Sofi Adli.
OGC Nice received the Uniten Cup, gold medals and a cash prize of RM800. Wolfsburg received silver medals and a RM200 cash prize and Boca Juniors received bronze medals.
When asked regarding the Cup, the organizing committee responded by saying:
“The Uniten Football Club is satisfied with their work throughout the UNITEN Cup 16/17 season. Trust among colleagues has played an important role in the success of this event since the UNITEN Cup 16/17 is one of the hugest events that is supposed to be held annually in UNITEN. It’s been two years since this the last time this event was held, and we decided to bring it back this year to ignite the sportsmanship among the students of UNITEN. We’re proud to have shouldered this responsibility as the organisers of this event. It was no easy task and required great mentality and a high sense of responsibility. We look forward to the chance to organize the next Cup, and make it bigger and better for everyone to enjoy.” -The UNITEN Football Club.
NADi extends their heartfelt congratulations to the club and wishes them the best of luck for their events to come.