It was a thrilling moment for the Accounting/Banking and Finance Team as they carted away the 2018 Chancellor’s Cup after putting up a formidable display against the Electrical and Information Engineering Team with a 4-2 win through a penalty kick out on Saturday 14th April, 2018.

In his opening remark before the kickoff of the final match, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju stated that the Chancellor’s Cup Competition is an annual competition initiated by the Chancellor of the University, Dr. David Oyedepo and the University is grateful to him for his kind and sports-loving gesture demonstrated in sustaining annually the tempo of excellence in sporting activities to guarantee students balanced education system. “This gesture has really brought the students together in a sporting competition to the delight of the spectators and conviviality of the players. No doubt, this competition has done a lot of good to the University community particularly the student body.” 

Professor Olayanju also stated that the competition has fostered the spirit of love, engendered a robust teamwork and improved bodily exercise, which he described has being in line with what is commonly said that physical exercise is profitable, noting the global currency it has assumed and obvious benefits the University has witnessed by the competition. 

While commending the teams that have added colour to the fixtures and value to the sporting exercise, he used the occasion to congratulate, salute the courage, skills and sagacity of the departments that have made it to the final stage of the competition. “I know that lots of trainings and sacrifices are responsible for your scaling through to this stage. It is true that nothing good comes easy. I encourage you to keep up the untiring spirit forging ahead in life against all odds towards achieving your goals and objectives in all endeavours.”

Welcoming members of Management, the Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. Dr. Arisukwu Ogadinma said that the competition has been so eventful with many unforgettable moments, which has endeared peace and tranquility to all participants in particular and all student in general. He stated further that the importance of sports to students’ wellbeing cannot be overemphasized, as this year’s Chancellor’s Cup Final is quite unique because it is coming immediately after the College Weeks. “This competition has given us the opportunity to depart from our academic routine to reinvigorate our minds and revitalize our bodies for better performance, and all the side attractions would remain with the students for a very long time, even after they live the University.” he used the opportunity to thank the Management led by the Vice-Chancellor for the support his Directorate has received since the kick off of the competition.

The final football match between the Accounting/Banking and Finance and Electrical & Information Engineering Teams was intriguing as there was no goal between both sides at the end of 90 minutes. The match witnessed another 30 minutes extra time which still did not produce any goal either. The referee was left with no choice except for a penalty shootout between the two teams, and at the end of the day Accounting/Banking and Finance Team defeated the Electrical & Information Engineering Team with a 4 goals to 2.

The Chancellor’s Cup Competition aside Male Football also captures other sports like, Basketball, Volleyball and Female Five Aside sporting activities. Some awards in the following categories were also recorded by the participants:








Highest Pointer

Ajayi Seyi




Most Valuable Player

Ajayi Seyi

Civil Engineering           



Highest Pointer

Ebuka Mbata

Civil Engineering



Most Valuable Player

Ogba David Mike

Mechanical Engineering


Female Five Aside

Highest Goal Scorer

Omoke Favour




Most Valuable Player

Eweka Harnet

International Relations


Male Football

Most Valuable Player

Imonike Victor

Business Administration



Highest Goal Scorer

Ajayi Oluwaseun

Electrical & Infor.  Engineering   



Best Goal Keeper

Ogunleye Iyanu


and Finance

 At the end of the match and presentation of gifts to the awardees, the Vice-Chancellor use the occasion to appreciate the Directorate of Student Affairs for quality leadership demonstrated in bringing innovation on board, most especially the five aside women competition. He also congratulated the crew of coaches and referees for their technical input that has beautified the chain of events, and enjoined students to sustain the spirit of brotherliness that the competition has created.




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