The male football team of Lagos State University (LASU) has emerged champions at the inaugural African Students Football Union (ASFU) 2019 tournament.
The male football team of the school won the University for Development Studies (UDS), Ghana (a West African University Games, WAUG champion) 1-0 in the final match at the Adamasingba Stadium, Ibadan, Oyo State on January 27, 2019.
Following the victory, LASU represents Africa at the World Universities Football Competition which is to hold in Russia later in the year.
Other institutions, which participated in the ASFU competition are Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, University of Kenyatta, Kenya, Edo State University and Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-ode.
Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU) said:
“This shows that what we can do in academics, as clearly expressed in our status as Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE), we can also do in sports.
Your victory at the tournament is not for Lagos State only, but for Nigeria as a whole.
I want to assure you that the university management will give you all necessary support as you will be representing Africa at the world stage in Russia later this year.”
Aside winning the main cup, members of the LASU team also won some other prizes during the African Students Football Union (ASFU) tournament.
These include; the Fair Play award, the Best Goalkeeper won by a student in Mass Communication department, Saka Abdul Azeez, and the highest goal scorer won by a Computer Science student, Oba David Durosinmi.