• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Helena Solomon, Bimpe Daudu shine, as Life Sciences Beat Education to Claim Uniben 5-Aside Trophy

Charity Erhunwmunse

First half volley goal by midfielder, Mofe Akinwale was all the Faculty of Life Science needed to emerge as the winner in the 2024 University Of Benin Five-aside Women’s Football Tournament.The final which was held Friday, February 8 at the Aminu Kano Hostel (Hall 3) Liberty Stadium was well attended by students from across the 15 faculties in the university.

The final which was held Friday, February 8 at the Aminu Kano Hostel (Hall 3) Liberty Stadium was well attended by students from across the 15 faculties in the university.It was a keenly contested affair from the delayed kick-off — as a result of matching jerseys by both sides —but the Faculty of Education made the first goal attempt against the Life Science female players, but for goalkeeper Tessy, the promising attack was thwarted. The action fueled the passion of the Life Sciences player Mofe who after receiving a fine long pass from the wing latched to the ball to send her supporters and teammates into a wild jubilation.

It was a keenly contested affair from the delayed kick-off — as a result of matching jerseys by both sides —but the Faculty of Education made the first goal attempt against the Life Science female players, but for goalkeeper Tessy, the promising attack was thwarted. The action fueled the passion of the Life Sciences player Mofe who after receiving a fine long pass from the wing latched to the ball to send her supporters and teammates into a wild jubilation.Despite the passionate two-goal attempt by Elizabeth Omontimhebho and another one-goal attempt by Ezejesi Ugo against the Life Science, the goal failed to come for the Education girls.

Despite the passionate two-goal attempt by Elizabeth Omontimhebho and another one-goal attempt by Ezejesi Ugo against the Life Science, the goal failed to come for the Education girls.Bimpe Daudu of the faculty of education dazzled with some beautiful moves and passes in the middle of the pack, the same effort from her counterpart, Helena Solomon who mesmerized her education counterparts to the cheering and excitement of the teeming crowds.

Bimpe Daudu of the faculty of education dazzled with some beautiful moves and passes in the middle of the pack, the same effort from her counterpart, Helena Solomon who mesmerized her education counterparts to the cheering and excitement of the teeming crowds.All tactical efforts by the two coaches failed to materialize into any further goal to the disappointment of the faculty of education
coach especially.

All tactical efforts by the two coaches failed to materialize into any further goal to the disappointment of the faculty of education
coach especially.The game ended 1-0 leaving the faculty of education to relinquish the trophy they won last year to the new winners, the Faculty of Life Science.

The game ended 1-0 leaving the faculty of education to relinquish the trophy they won last year to the new winners, the Faculty of Life Science.Speaking after the game, Life Sciences coach, Abdulmajeed Abdulkadri thanked God for their team success which he said wasn’t easy to attain, but that with more trust and support, they will do better.

Speaking after the game, Life Sciences coach, Abdulmajeed Abdulkadri thanked God for their team success which he said wasn’t easy to attain, but that with more trust and support, they will do better.”We feel excited. It’s been a tough journey from the beginning. I said from the beginning that every game is a challenge which comes with its own dynamics, so we took every game one at a time till we got here.”

“We feel excited. It’s been a tough journey from the beginning. I said from the beginning that every game is a challenge which comes with its own dynamics, so we took every game one at a time till we got here.”

“We were confident of winning after the first goal was scored and we knew we would score more if only we had more time, but we thank God.”

“I want to tell my people to keep believing and keep supporting”.In excitement, the Star player of the match, Helena Solomon expressed her happiness. The Braveheart Ladies of Benin midfielder said her dream is to take her football to the professional level.

In excitement, the Star player of the match, Helena Solomon expressed her happiness. The Braveheart Ladies of Benin midfielder said her dream is to take her football to the professional level.”I feel elated, as the team captain, I came out with my girls to win with a winning mentality and we all played by that which played out good for us”.

“I feel elated, as the team captain, I came out with my girls to win with a winning mentality and we all played by that which played out good for us”.”I wouldn’t say my football journey has been easy because it’s been so long and this is the first time my team gets to the final, so, it was a hard-fought win.”

“I wouldn’t say my football journey has been easy because it’s been so long and this is the first time my team gets to the final, so, it was a hard-fought win”.

“I play for Bravehearts Academy and I intend to take my football to a higher level professionally”.

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