The Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has commended the university’s male soccer team for emerging champions at the just concluded inaugural African Students Football Union (ASFU) 2019 tournament.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that LASU’s male soccer team won the ASFU championship which was held at the Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan.
The LASU soccer team won after it defeated the University of Development Services (UDS), Ghana team, a West African University Games (WAUG) champion.
Following the victory, LASU will represent Africa at the World Universities Football Competition which will be held in Russia later this year.
The university’s VC said that the victory by the team proved that the university’s gradual and steady rise to the summit of league of universities in Nigeria was not a fluke. He said it was a testament in its ability to compete and win in every sphere.
“This shows that what we can do in academics, as clearly expressed in our status as Africa Center of Excellence, we can also do in sports. Your victory at the tournament is not for Lagos state only, but for Nigeria as a whole.
“I want to assure you that the university management will give you all the necessary support as you will be representing Africa at the world stage in Russia later this year,” the Vice Chancellor stated.
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