HiFL Awards and Dinner Holds In Grand Style

HiFL Dinner Press 1+

The HiFL Awards and Dinner was held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at a glamorous event that has many distinguished guests in attendance at the D’Podium Event Centre, Lagos.

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.

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.

The award is designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding performers in the Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL®). Below is the list of nominees in each category (and the winners in bold fonts).

  • The HiFL Elite Player of the year: recognizes the best player in the league

v Olumofe Seyi James (OAU Giants)

v Ebuka David Odenigbo (UAM Tillers)

v Charles Ufot (UNICAL Malabites)

v Ogunronbi Hawal (UNILORIN Warriors)


  • The HiFL Elite Coach: recognizes the best coach in the league

v Priscilla Mlumun Vande (UAM Tillers)

v Isiaka Gambari (UNILORIN Warriors)

v Moshood Jimoh Oyefolarin (UNICAL Malabites)

v Egbunu Olimene A. C (OAU Giants)


  • The HiFL Elite Host: recognizes the best host institution in the league

v Bayero University, Kano (BUK)

v University of Calabar (UNICAL)

v University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)

v Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)


  • The HiFL Elite Team of the Season: recognizes the best 11 players in the league (To be decided after the finals)
  1. Ebire Abiodun (OAU Giants) – 1 (GK) [
  2. Clement Joseph (UAM Tillers) – 2 (RB)

iii.            Lawal Yusuf (UNILORIN Warriors) – 3 (LB)

  1. Sunny Ogah (UNICAL Malabites) – 4 (DM)
  2. Ebri Wofai (UNICAL Malabites) – 5 (CB)
  3. Afe Emmanuel (UAM Tillers) – 6 (CB)

vii.            Ogbonna Chukwu (UAM Tillers) – 7 (RM)

viii.            Olumofe Seyi James (OAU Giants) – 8 (CM)

  1. Ebuka David Odenigbo (UAM Tillers) – 9 (CF)
  2. Charles Ufot (UNICAL Malabites) – 10 (CM)
  3. Abdul – Rahman Afunja (UNILORIN Warriors) – 11 (LM)


  • The HiFL Platinum Award: Distinguished honorary award

v Executive Secretary of the NUC – Prof. Professor Adamu Abubakar Rasheed (mni, MFR, FNAL)


  • HiFL Goal of the Season

v Abata Terkuma (UAM Tillers vs OAU Giants)

v Oripelaye Kehinde (UI Pioneers vs OAU Giants)(1st goal)

v Asen Shater (UAM Tillers vs UNIJOS Highlanders)

v Oripelaye Kehinde (UI Pioneers vs OAU Giants)


  • Highest Goal Scorer: recognizes the highest goal scorer in the league

v Ebuka David Odenigbo (UAM Tillers)


  • Best Goalkeeper: recognizes the best goalkeeper in the league

v Terungwa Toradza (UAM Tillers)

v Abdulhakeem Yahaya (UNILORIN Warriors)

v Okorie Okechukwu (UNICAL Malabites)

v Ebire Abiodun (OAU Giants)

HiFL Dinner Press 2


HiFL Dinner Press 1+


About The Author

Related posts