The 2018 Uniben Sports Award Ceremony, without any doubt, made a mark in the history of the University as guests from across the nation gathered at the indoor sports hall to celebrate the awardees who have immensely contributed to the development of sports in the University.
In his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Admin, Prof. Jacob Odeh Ehiorobo, thanked all the Student awardees for the contribution to the Success of the activities in sports, noting that the University’s management is at work fixing the current challenges being faced by the University’s sports.
The faculty of Education had the highest number of Student awardees with forty four students, followed by Physical sciences, then Basic Medical Sciences with a number of sixteen, Faculty of Management with a number of twelve and Life Sciences with a number of eleven persons. A total of 150 students were recognized at the event for their performance in sport activities in the university.
Amongst the awardees are Igharho Jesse Kelechi who won the best footballer of the Year, with Odole Oladipopu Olaniyan as the Students’ Sports man of the year. Okunbo Osama received the award of the Judo Sports man of the year.
Mr. Sunday Igbafe emerged the most outstanding coach of the year with Ogbeige Jerome Abraham as the best student coach of the year.
Assistant professor Tony Asekhauno bagged the sports faculty officer of the year, while Prof. (Mrs.) Henrietta Oboh was honored as the best faculty dean in sports.
Bar. Solomon Dalung, the Minister for youths and sports received the distinguished award.
Mr. Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation and Mayor Uniben Sports; Engr. Chris Ogiewonmyi, former minister of works and Patron, Uniben sports Marathon; Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Former Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly and Uniben Ambassador for Sports, and dr. Cairo Ojougbo who is the patron, Uniben Basket Ball Team received the distinguished alumni award.
Other awards were the Special Guest award, Alumni Awards, and presentation of certificate of Participation to distinguished individuals.
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