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Covenant University marks 20th anniversary with novelty match

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Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State marked the 20th anniversary of the institution with a novelty match at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos.

The event was organised by the Covenant University Alumni Association and had six university alumni teams namely Afe Babalola University, Bells University, Covenant University (hosts), Landmark University, Redeemers University and the University of Ibadan.

Bells University emerged champions of the tournament after beating the University of Ibadan 2-1 in the final.

Commenting on the novelty match, the President of CUALA, Kemi Onabanjo-Joseph, said the match produced the right mood to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the institution.

 “In commemorating the 20th anniversary of our beloved alma mater, Covenant University, we thought it would be important to extend the celebration to the broader society, including other alumni communities, “ Onabanjo-Joseph said.

“Football is a unifying game, despite how competitive it can get, and we decided to leverage the novelty tournament as a platform to bring communities together for value exchange. The event turned out even better than we expected.

All the teams brought their A-games, new friendships were formed and we are sure that the connections made yesterday will be value-adding. We are grateful to the alumni associations that accepted our invitation and look forward to an expanded tournament next year and beyond.”

The event kicked off with three knock-out rounds. In the first knock-out match, Redeemers University defeated Afe Babalola University 2-1 to advance to the next round.

The second knock-out match between Landmark University and the University of Ibadan ended 1-1 draw at full-time. The University of Ibadan eventually won the penalty shoot-out 3-2.

In the local derby, Covenant University lost to Bells University 4-3 in the penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw.

Both teams met again in the first semi-finals as Bells University beat Covenant University 1-0 to reach the final.

In the second semi-final match, the University of Ibadan defeated Redeemers University 3-2 via penalties to book a final place after they played 1-1 at full time.

Covenant University narrowly edged Redeemers University 1-0 in the third-place match as Bells University took their fine form into the final to beat the University of Ibadan 2-1.


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