A Team of African Students Football Union (ASFU), has visited the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, LASU, Prof Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as part of the tour of some Africa countries and donated some sporting kits to the institution’s football team.
During the visit on Friday the newly appointed Vice Chancellor, LASU, Olatunji-Bello said that the visit of the African Students Football Union (ASFU) team will kick start the achievements of her vision in sporting development for the University.
Olatunji Bello said, “I love football and for years, I have been sponsoring female football team. We shall look into all your proposals and the management will give you all the support needed. Hosting international sporting activities is one of my objectives so as to place our University on the world map, “she explained.
The Vice Chancellor appreciated the donation and assured the ASFU team that the jerseys would be kept “When your international team comes on a visit to LASU, we shall give you a rousing welcome,” she added.
On his part, Omotayo congratulated Mrs Olatunji-Bello on her appointment and announced the Council’s decision to begin an Africa-wide tour starting from LASU because the institution is the best football institution in Africa, having won the ASFU tournament in 2019.
“The Philosophy of ASFU is a handshake between the town and the gown in a bid to develop the Sports of Football amongst Tertiary Institution on the continent. When the idea to establish an Africa Centre of Excellence came up, we pushed Nigeria on the agenda and having looked all through the country, we discovered that LASU is the University that has all it takes to be the ace. This will attract the establishment of several sporting facilities such as a football arena, a ten track lane, an Olympic sized swimming pool, Human performance laboratory, where biomechanical analyses and research in sports can be done, a student hostel facilities among others. The funding partners are ready to come to LASU, “Omotayo said.
Some of the donations presented to the VC included the newly designed custom made jerseys, face caps, and footballs.
Dignitaries who graced the occasion include; Acting Registrar, LASU, Mr. Emmanuel Fanu, the Bursar, Mr. Said Olayinka, University Librarian Dr. Emmanuel Lai Adebayo, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, Director of Sports LASU, Dr. Segun Odewunmi, Executive Secretary, ASFU, Mr. Femi Abioye, Executive Technical Advise to the President ASFU, Mr. Olumide Nunayon Travih, officials of the VC’s office, the CIPPR amongst others.