ASFU Championship – Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State would be hosting Edo State University, Kenyatta University, Kenya, Lagos State University and the University of Lagos in Group A stage of the African Student Football Union ( ASFU ) at the Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu Ode.

The competition will see ten universities across Africa campaign for honours at the maiden African Student Football Union (ASFU) Invitational Championship tagged the “ASFU Cup 2019” billed to hold from January 19-28 in Nigeria.

The African Student Football Union-organised competition, which is said to be a qualification championship for International Student Football World League 2019/2020 season in Russia.

In Group B, University of Ibadan, Oyo State; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Osun State; University of Development Studies, Temale, Ghana and the National University of Technology, Zimbabwe will slug it out at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba in Ibadan.

The arrival of teams is on the 18th January, while the preliminary stages will hold from January 19-25. The semi-final stage will take place on the 26th at the Agege Stadium and the final will also hold at the Agege Stadium on the 27th with participating teams departing on the 28th January.

Speaking at the media parley and draw ceremony in Lagos on Monday, ASFU president, Prof Seun Omotayo, said the tourney was aimed at breeding student football champions in Africa that would join their counterparts at the World Students Football League.

“The main objective of ASFU/ISFU is to use the prism of football to provide growth and development opportunities for students with football skills and talent to secure their livelihood by being gainfully employed in the world of professional football and allied football business after graduation from the university. ASFU provides opportunity to combine education and football and secure a future after retiring.

“ASFU/ISFU comes with lots of benefits for the student footballers. Top among the benefits are the scholarship opportunities and enhanced chances of breaking into the world of professional football,” he stated.

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