The College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM) of the University, has won the 2016 Inter-Collegiate Sports/Vice-Chancellor’s Cup Competition with a total of 10 gold, seven silver and nine bronze medals. The Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD), came second with eight gold, five silver and five bronze medals while the College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT), took the third position with seven gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze medals.
Speaking at the event, which culminated into the final football match between the College of Engineering (COLENG) and College of Physical Sciences (COLPHYS), with the former beating the later 1-0 and paved way for COLENG to win gold medal under the football men’s category, an elated Vice-Chancellor and a great supporter of sports, Professor Olusola Oyewole, congratulated the winning team, staff and students, assuring all that the University would continue to put in more efforts to support and develop sports. The Director of Sports, Mr. Bayo Oluwatoki, solicited for the continued support of the University Management towards the upcoming Pre-Nigerian Universities Games (NUGA), slated to hold in the University of Lagos, come September as well as the NUGA finals, holding in November at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
Other Colleges that contested at the tournament include the College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM), College of Biological Sciences (COLBIOS), College of Engineering (COLENG) and College of Management Sciences (COLMAS); which came fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh positions at the competition respectively, while the College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD), College of Physical Sciences (COLPHYS), College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET) and College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC), made the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh positions, respectively.
Games contested for were: football, basketball, volleyball, handball, hockey, cricket, badminton, tennis, table-tennis, chess, scrabble and squash. Others were: athletics 100m; 200m; 400m; 800m; 1,500m; 4X100m; 4X400m; long jump; shot-put; discus and javelin. Present at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Professor Ololade Enikuomehin; Dean, COLANIM, Professor Oluseyi Oluwatosin; Deputy Dean, Student Affairs, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju; and the Head of Department (HOD), Pasture and Range Management (PRM), Professor Jimoh Olanite. Others were the Director, Ogun State Sports Council, Mr. Adesola Faleti; Director of Stadia, Ogun State Sports Council, Mr. Shola Adebayo; Deputy Director, Ogun State Sports Council, Mrs. Iyabo Rotimi; and the Ogun State Police Sports’ Officer, ASP Obosi Harrick.