CONVOCATION NOVELTY FOOTBALL MATCH: Management Team Settles For Score Draw with FUWA

The novelty football match between the University Management and the FUNAI Women Association to mark the maiden convocation ceremony of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State lived up to its pre-match billings as both teams exuded such soccer artistry that could only be found among professional footballers.

The colorful, high tempo and quite entertaining match which took place at the University Sports Arena on Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 was watched by a large crowd of staff and students who shouted, danced and celebrated in support of the two teams.

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VC Prof. Nwajiuba (C ) in a duel with a FUWA player during the encounter

Led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, the University Management team which was made up of principal officers, Deans and Directors, displayed high level of physical fitness and practical knowledge of football artistry throughout the duration of the match to the admiration of soccer fans that filled the FUNAI sports arena.

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VC, Prof. Nwajiuba (7th Back Row) with Team Management in a group photograph before the football match

The match was made even more colourful and entertaining by the unorthodox football antics and tricks of the FUWA team who was captained by their President, Dr. Chinyere Nwajiuba, and supported by partisan soccer fans of both senior and junior female staff of the University.


FUWA President, Dr. Chinyere Nwajiuba (6th Back Row) in a group photograph with her team

At the end of soccer proceedings, the match ended in a 2:2 draw and medals awarded to members of both teams for their eye-catching performances during the match and in the spirit of the maiden convocation ceremony.


VC, Prof. Nwajiuba in a handshake with DVC, Prof. Elom as he receives his medal


FUWA President, Dr. Nwajiuba receiving her medal after the match

Earlier in pre-match formalities, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sunday Elom had performed the traditional kick-off ceremony.


DVC, Prof. Elom performing the traditional kick-off ceremony before the match


FUWA TEAM in a celebration mood after the football match

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