London Met scores victory at first Nigerian student football league
Eight London Metropolitan University students led their team to victory in the inaugural UK Nigerian Student’s Football Challenge.
The teams in this five-a-side tournament, held in south west London this month, were made up of Nigerian student societies at universities across the country, including Cambridge, Southbank and Kingston.
London Metropolitan Nigerian Students Society captain Ayoola Onifade said winning the tournament was a huge accomplishment for his team.
“We’re very happy to have won, it’s a great achievement for us given the competition we had from teams like Cambridge and Kingston,” he said.
London Met students who played in the tournament included Abubakar Hali Musa Maikwano, Adamu Abdullahi Maikano, Ayoola Onifade, Kayode Ajakaiye, Oghenekome Emmanuel Kadeji, Olalekan Ajakaiye, Yunus Dantuni and team manager Zeribe Chike Nwosu.
Also teaming-up with the London Met students were Greenwich University’s Olawale Kasali and Abimbola Kareem in the keeper’s gloves.
The title of ‘Player of the Tournament’ was awarded to Kayode for his seven-goal contribution to the London Met campaign.
Nigerian Students Union UK has confirmed that given the success of its first outing, the tournament will be held annually from now on.
To see more pictures from the tournament, see the photo gallery on the London Met Facebook page. (Images courtesy of Daniel Sync/Sync PHOTOS)
There is further exciting news for London Met’s Nigerian Students Association as Ayoola has also been elected as the next president of the London Metropolitan University Students’ Union.