What You Should Know About Sports At The University Of Ibadan ( Part II)

By: Lawal Damilare 

The heat of the session is high enough and even if you stay at Agbowo you would begin to feel it, the back-to-back classes, long queues at the school gates, late dinners, etc.

Sporting activities on Campus have not been silent either. The inter-hall freshers football competition kicked off already, with loads of exciting talents.

Several teams in UI have kicked off with trainings, by now you should be settling in on what sports to do if you care. But if you have not made up your mind after our last article, here are other sports that may tickle your fancy.


The team currently trains at the SUB pitch cricket pavilion. The captain Emmanuel Enyi ( 08136632593) recently ranked 2nd in the Dynamite Opens tourney.

The team boasts of the likes of Ganiyu Olabode of the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Wuraola Olanrewaju, Gbadamosi Ahmed, and many others on its roster.

The team is currently recruiting as they look forward to grooming the next set of word gurus in the University of Ibadan.

You’ve seen the Queen’s Gambit right? Anyways the game of chess is one for intellectual
minds, demanding rigorous work from your brain.

The Chess team is headed by Coach Ariyo and skippered by Promise( 09069267333), a highly-rated player. The team in general had a decent outing at the last NUGA games where they clinched some medals.

The team trains at the Youth Friendly Center and plays regularly at the Zik hall cafeteria bagging

Swimming is a popular recreation activity, and a competitive sport which requires one propelling
oneself through water using various techniques.

Swimming can be done for leisure and holds very high benefits, which include,Cardiovascular
health, weight management e.t.c.

At the University of Ibadan, swimming takes place at the Ui swimming pool Monday to Friday at 4 pm, The team captain is Oba(09032659785). In the last NUGA, the team had appearances in all categories.


Squash is a sport that is played by two players (singles) or four players (doubles), on a four-walled court.

The objective is to make the ball bounce twice before the opponents can return it. It requires agility speed, and strategic thinking.

The UI squash team trains currently at the squash facility at the SUB. The team is currently trained by Coach Osita (08066524819).


The UI Pioneers is the male football team of the University Ibadan. The team consists of various players across different levels and faculties.

The team has not achieved much in recent years as they have failed to perform at the Higher Institutions Football League(HIFL) and the NUGA.

They currently train at Awo Stadium on Saturday and Sunday at 8a.m. The team is coached by Coach Allen.

The UI handlers are the handball team of the University of Ibadan, The team participated in the last NUGA and clinched a medal.

They currently train at SUB on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays by 4 p.m. To join the team, reach out to Shola (08187684723).

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