A student from the Department of History and International Studies of AAUA, named Eniolorunda Samson who is also the incumbent chief whip of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities’ SRC has organised a football tournament tagged “CLASS’19 FOOTBALL LEAGUE QUALIFIER” mainly for 200 level students of the university.
The football competition, which started on February 24 is scheduled to hold at the University’s sports complex.
In an interview with this reporter, the organiser talked about the success of the maiden edition of the competition.
He said, “We have succeeded in the maiden edition which has a cash prize of N40,000, N30,000 and N25,000, together with trophy and medals as well as individual awards like a golden boot for the top scorer, golden ball for the best player, the golden goalkeeper for the best keeper and also an award for the best goal of the tournament in the just-concluded second semester.”
The organiser noted that Political Science Education won the final of the maiden edition, while Computer clinched the second position.
“The maiden edition involved twelve departments who played in a group stage format up to the final and it was won by Political science education, first runner up, Computer science, second runner up and Sociology third runner up.”
He revealed that the pre-tournament is a qualifier stage for the next edition of the class’19 league, willing to allow any department who are interested to participate for the qualifier and also will qualify six departments to join the already qualified four departments for the major league.”
The next edition will, however, be played in a league format with a winner prize of 100k which will include a transfer market that allows departments to strengthen their team by adding players from another department through buying and also, departments will be allowed to register their 100 level players as academy players, he added that all individual awards will be available just like the maiden edition.
He revealed that the tournament was supported by a friend and encouragement from the SU Sports Director, Oluwafemi Jackson.
According to him, he said the reason behind organising the class’ 19 tournaments was because he loves football and he discovered there are fewer football activities for his level mates on the AAUA pitch, so he thought of a means to bring the level together.
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