Ebuka David and coach Priscilla Vande, both of UAM Tillers, won the Best Player and Best Coach gongs at the Higher Institutions Football League Elite Awards held at the D’Podium Event Centre, Lagos on Sunday evening.
The glamorous gala capped off a successful maiden HiFL tournament where University of Agriculture, Makurdi emerged victorious after defeating University of Calabar
David who had already bagged the award for the most prolific scorer with eight goals from seven games took home double honours as he was named the league’s most outstanding player.
The HiFL Elite Player of the year: recognizes the best player in the league.
WINNER: Ebuka David Odenigbo (UAM Tillers) @uamtillers #HiFLeliteawards pic.twitter.com/l8oP5gtQBZ — HiFLNigeria (@HiFLNigeria) November 4, 2018
His coach, Vande - the only female handler in the tourney - was rewarded for her exceptional qualities after leading the Makurdi outfit to universities’ most coveted diadem.
The HiFL Elite Coach: recognizes the best coach in the league; Priscilla Mlumun Vande (UAM Tillers) @UAMTillers #HiFLeliteAwards pic.twitter.com/ZyNTrleRCR — HiFLNigeria (@HiFLNigeria) November 4, 2018
The duo will hope to continue their impressive feats with their team in Naples, Italy where they are expected to represent Nigeria at the 2019 World University Games.
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I WON IT!!! 💃💃💃 thanks to Almighty God the Lord that knows the end from the beginning. Sincere appreciation to @StanbicIBTC @HiFLNigeria the memories will linger forever. https://t.co/mTv89iOYao — Abiodun David (@Ebire_Abiodun) November 4, 2018