By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Nigeria Police Machines football club Saturday evening beat KAROTA football club in the final of the 1st Kano Service Games football event played at Sani Abacha stadium to emerge as the crowned football champions .
The finalists traded with caution to end the first half in a goalless draw.
The finalists came smoking from all cylinders in the second 45 minutes, as the duo were all out in search of the needed winner .
The finalists exchange attacking visits in the second half, though the Police Machines were more aggressive up front though failed to break the vigilant KAROTA rear lines .
The match at full time ended in a goal drought, the game culminate into penalties.
The Machines lived up to their billings converting four from the spot kicks , while KAROTA fluff away 2 kicks to end the game 4 -3 on penalties in favour of the Police lads.
Prominent among the dignitaries that graced the tension soaked final were the deputy governor of Kano state, Nasiru Gawuna, chairman, Kano state Sports Commission, Ibrahim Galadima, CP Kano Command Sumaila Dikko .FSI, Commandant MOPOL 9 Kano ACP Shuaibu Bello , head of military and para military formations, among others.