Skyline University Nigeria Sports Department in the spirit of Ramadan, organized a 16-day football competition in the month between April & May 2021, tagged ‘2nd Ramadan Cup’. The competition was designed to complement students’ mental and physical development as well as to increase their overall personality to quite an extent. The Ramadan Cup, which is hosted annually at the University Campus, featured eight competing schools in the Kano Metropolis.
While speaking on the purpose of the competition, Mr. Musa Mohammad, the Head of Sports of Skyline University Nigeria, stated that every year, a selected group of schools and students across Nigeria would meet at Skyline University Nigeria to showcase their physical and physiological fitness in sports as well as build a healthy relationship and uphold team spirit among one another. “Sport is an important life skill. Participation in sports allows students to make lasting friendships, develop communication skills and feel a sense of leadership”. He added.
Stressing on the need for physical fitness in the month of Ramadan, Mr. Musa stressed that in other to have a healthy mind, the body must be physically healthy. He added that higher education requires tremendous stamina, both mentally and physically to emerge academically successful. In his words, “Physical fitness plays a key role in deciding how much of academic race is won, particularly for students who endeavour to join a sport or two during their undergraduate years.
Although the 2nd Ramadan Cup is part of the many sports events hosted in Skyline University Nigeria for the students’ overall physical development, it attracted awards for the best three winning teams. The winning teams, Kano Capital, defeated Marshall International School, 1 goal to 0 and emerged first place. Marshall International School emerged 2nd place while Gas Gwale emerged third.
The Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, and special guest of honour, Professor Ajith Kumar V.V, while giving his remarks, commended the Sports Department for organizing an amazing competition. He congratulated the winning teams.