Ebuka David, Priscilla Vande & UAM Tillers win big at HiFL Elite Awards

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The Tillers captain and coach were rewarded for their exceptional contributions, both going back to Makurdi with the biggest awards of the tourney

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 Malabites in a tense final at the Agege Stadium.

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.

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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 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.

In other awards, OAU Giants’ Ebire Abiodun was named HiFL Best Goalkeeper. Also, his teammate Oripelaye Kehinde was recognised after scoring the best goal in the tournament.