OAU ATHLETICS TEAM CLINCHES SILVER IN UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN.
The team, amidst six schools including the host, University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) , participated mainly in the 4 × 100 relay race competition for both the male and female category. UNILAG and FUNAAB came First and Third respectively.
The Students who represented the school include: Ayileye Olawale, Adeagbo Gbolahan, Adegoke Enoch, Oyedele Tayo, Aderinto Kunle, Fadahunsi Teni, Shitan Catherine, Garuba Rihanat, Ojediran Ayobami and Afolabi Dorcas.
"Our outing was okay although we weren't happy with the outcome of our performance. It wasn't our best and we know what it takes to be a champion." Olawale, the team captain, stressed.
Furthermore, he expressed his optimistic view on competitions to come and urged the university sports' council to help them the more.
"As regards welfare, we know it is a new dawn in OAU sports' council. So, we all await the best soonest."
However, Adamu Abu, the director of the university sports' council, termed the performance of the team ' a good attempt' as he is elated about their performance.
" What I saw in the team was beyond passion. They exhibited their 'madness' in Ibadan even without little guidance from the coaches. Though they came second, they are the best team so far." Abu asserted.
The director, in an interactive session, promised to take an active role in making athletes the best by giving them the opportunity for different competitions with other schools and even states' teams.
"Our football team played against LEAD university and they did us proud likewise the Athletics team. More competitions even in other sports events are coming up." he added.
Olufemi Alfred .O.
OAU Kilonshele News Outfit