By Emmanuel Uffot
United Bank of Africa has capped up the year with a laurel to boost its array of distinguished achievements with the winning of the football event in the 2018 edition of the annual Bankers Game.
The bank achieved the feat recently when it defeated the 2014 football champion, Fidelity Bank by a lone goal scored by Samir Bello in the second half of the epic encounter which took place at the Yaba Tech Sports Complex Yaba, Lagos.
The grand finale of the competition also shows FCMB picking the third place match by defeating the hard fighting Union Bank also by a lone goal.The closing ceremony also witnessed the finals of the athletics event.
In the 100metres, Alaekwe Chidozie of Sterling Bank claimed gold in the male category, while Sharon John-Akachi of Fidelity Bank picked the gold in the female category.In the 200 metres, Mujeeb Oguntowo won gold for Stanbic IBTC in the male category, just as Kodoye Ayakuralere of UBA won the gold medal in the female category.
The 4×100 metres relay saw the Sterling Bank team win gold in the female category with UBA clinching the gold in the male category.The UBA football title was the first since 2014 and this year’s edition had in attendance Tony Elumelu, the Bank Chairman.
Elumelu , Nnamdi Okonkwo – Managing Director Fidelity Bank, Desmond Anumkua , Divisional Head, Internal Control Compliance, Fidelity Bank, Charles Aigbe , Divisional Head, Corporate Communications, Fidelity Bank and who was previously a leading member of the UBA Management Team, when he served here as the Head, Brand and Communications were said to be at the closing ceremony of the Bankers’ Game.
Others who were said to be at the closing ceremony include Shina Atilola , Group Head, Strategy and Innovation, Sterling Bank, Atilade Adeyinka,Unit Head, IT Budget and Control Management, FCMB, Uyi Uhunmwangho, Team Manager, Stanbic IBTC and Corporate Nigeria Hall of Famers – Eric Iruh, Theo Amadi, Lekan Olanrewaju, Mustapha Kayode,Abdulrasheed, Kayode Agbalaja and Andrew Enebeli.
However as UBA picked the football title, Fidelity Bank emerged overall champions of the 2018 Bankers Games with a total of seven gold, seven silver and five bronze medals. The bank has now won the games for the fourth consecutive times.
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