By Jacob Ajom
Executive MBA 23 defeated Modular Executive MBA6 2-1 to lift this year’s Lagos Business School Dean’s Cup in a very exciting final decided at the lush green playing pitch of the school at Ajah, Lagos Saturday.
The Dean of the Lagos Business School, Dr Enase Okonedo, the Managing Director and CEO of Coronation Trustees Oghogho Osula and top members of management and the teaching staff of LBS were among the spectators who witnessed the exciting encounter that produced some of the most memorable goals scored in the history of the competition.
Tunde Nwofor opened scores for Executive MBA23 10 minutes into the first half. Tobi Ajayi equalised for Modular Executive MBA6 before the end of the first half. Just when everybody was expecting the match would end in penalties, Samson Sonusi nicked in the winner for the victorious Executive MBA 23. The winners got N150,000 cash while the runners up got N100,000 for their efforts.
The competition which was bankrolled by Coronation Trustees is meant to give the students a healthy lifestyle and take them off the very intensive academic programme. Okonedo said, “the MBA programme is very intensive and rigorous, so these games provide an opportunity for the students to relax, a platform for social relations and networking. It is entertainment and business, and above all, the competitive spirit is there also.”
She added that the Dean’s Cup which started in 2005 as a game between two MBA classes has now metamorphosed into an annual competition that involves the entire school. She thanked their major sponsors, Coronation Trustees and others who deemed it fit to associate with the school’s programmes.
The Managing Director and CEO of Coronation Trustees Oghogho Osula said her organisation had always believed in Lagos Business School as an excellent institution hence their resolve to associate with the school in whatever it does. “We see this as an avenue to tell them what we really are and what we do,” She said, adding, “Coronation Trustees help you plan on how to manage your wealth and resources for a better tomorrow.”