By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie

Lead Metropolis College’s soccer crew, the Lead Metropolis Gladiators, holds the report because the pioneer winner of the primary ever digital soccer match for tertiary establishments in Nigeria.

The Increased Establishments Soccer League (HIFL) sponsored by Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC was launched within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted within the lockdown of colleges, companies and social and sporting occasions to mitigate its unfold.

Matches for the HIFL 2020 e-Invitational Match – Play Indoors for the World” had been streamed dwell on the HIFL’s digital platforms.

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Lead Metropolis College was within the match with seven different establishments for the five-day occasion. They had been: Federal College of Know-how, Akure (FUTA), Afe Babalola College, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), College of Lagos (UNILAG), College of Ibadan (UI), College of Benin (UNIBEN), Delta State College (DELSU) and Redeemers College Nigeria (RUN).

The FUTA Tigers got here second whereas UI Pioneers claimed third place with a 2 – zero win over DELSU Titans.

Talking on the success of the digital match, Head, Advertising and Communications, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Bridget Oyefeso-Odusami, praised the creation of the gaming match.

She stated Stanbic IBTC was dedicated to the event of the Nigerian youth and would proceed to help youth-centric improvements.

HIFL is a member of the Increased Establishments Sports activities League created and managed by PACE Sports activities and Leisure Advertising Ltd.

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