GOOD NEWS: Team unilorin shines at 25th NUGA Torney

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GOOD NEWS: Team unilorin shines at 25th NUGA Torney
« on: May 08, 2017, 09:52:38 PM »
With five Gold, 14 Silver and 11 Bronze medals, the Unilorin contingents again
showed the stuff the University is made of by coming 6th out of the 57
universities that participated at the just concluded 25th edition of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) tournament in Makurdi, Benue State.

At the games hosted by the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Team Unilorin garnered three Gold medals in Badminton and two Gold medals in Taekwondo.

The Unilorin football team also won Silver medal in the football event having lost 1-3 in the football final to the host Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi football team.

The University's Badminton team, led by Coach Suleiman Tajudeen, also won two Silver medals and one Bronze medal. The Taekwando team led by Dr AbduLateef Owoade also won one Silver and a Bronze medal.

In Squash, the team won a Silver medal and a Bronze medal. The Scrabble team equally won a Silver medal and two Bronze medals. Suliyat Dauda emerged the Best Overall (Female) among other participants in the Scrabble event.

In Athletics, Mufutau Oloyede and Ajao Ridwan clinched Silver medals in 10,000m and 800m respectively. The Athletics Team equally won two Bronze medals in 400m hurdles and Triple Jump.

The Swimming contingents picked a Silver medal in 100m freestyle relay men and two Bronze medals in 100m medley relay men and 100m freestyle relay women respectively.

The Chess Team, being coached by Dr Raymond Ogunade, won two Silver medals and two Bronze medals. Sekinat Alawaye clinched the only medal (silver) won by the Judo Team.

The Table Tennis Men’s Team, comprising Isa Abdulrahman, Aremu Bidemi, Jimoh Nurudeen and Oladoke Folaranmi, won Silver medial.

Team UNIPORT emerged overall winner of the tournament with an unprecedented 70 Gold, 47 Silver and 33 Bronze medals. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria placed second with 11 Gold, two Silver and three Bronze medals.

Benson Idahosa University, the only private University at the event and one of the four Universities from Edo State picked 10 Gold, seven Silver and nine Bronze medals to finish third on the log.

Host University of Agriculture, Makurdi that defeated UNILORIN 3-1 in the football final placed eleventh after picking two Gold, 10 Silver 12 Bronze medals.
Kwara State University, Malete, that participated only in Badminton and Squash, won the Fair Play Award of the tournament.

Team UNILORIN's Auwal Ogunronbi and Zainab Alabi emerged outstanding players in Football and Badminton events respectively.

The team competed in Athletics, Basketball, Chess, Football, Judo, Table-tennis, Volleyball, Scrabble, Squash, Swimming, Taekwando and Tennis.

Team UNILORIN was led to the games by the Chairman, UNILORIN Sport Council, Prof. Bassey Eke; the Director of Sport, Prof. Oluwole Obiyemi; the Dean, Student Affairs, Prof. Adetayo Talabi; and the Assistant Director of Sport, Dr Surajudeen Bakinde.

Others included the Students' Union Sport Secretary, Ibrahim Zubai and Temitope Omoniyi, who acted as the Media Officer for the team.



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