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Below is an interview session held online between A.T Marstein Books and News’ delegate, Toyin, and Mr. Afolabi Abraham A.K.A Phenomenal, A student of the University of Ilorin. The session dives into the identity of Phenomenal, his view of various sports in the University of Ilorin, and particularly, suggestions for the future of the Unilorin league and other cups.
May we know your full name, sir?
Afolayan Toyosi Abraham popularly known as Phenomenal.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a 300 level student From the department of history, a sports writer and sports analyst.
Awesome. For how long have you been a sports writer and analyst?
I started writing in 2018 but I got to publish my works online on big platforms in 2019. In that same 2019 I began to cover sporting events and I do analysis on different radio stations.
Wonderful, can we know these platforms?
Opera News and Naira Sports. Then, Harmony FM, Royal FM, Unilorin FM, and Ojbsport.
Based on the sporting activities at the University of Ilorin, how do you rate the state of affairs or competence of management?
Well, the sporting management of the school is good. Comrade Dogo has done a good job in spurring the school sports to a new heights. Though our sports success has been one sided as there’s a focus on football alone. There are lapses actually and I hope they do the needful.
Alright, sir. Can we have names of these neglected sports?
Basketball, Athletics and all. The country has produced sporting icons through these sports
Tell what your hobbies apart from writing and analyzing?
I love playing video games and seeing movies.
Any movie you would say is the best you’ve ever seen?
Well, I’ve seen a lot of movies but the one I saw recently that, I can recall and I loved was ‘Sunderland till I die.’ A sporty movie that teaches one how to administer sports.
What are your favorite things about the University of Ilorin?
I love the way students give their all when it comes to learning. Talented and gifted hands are not scarce. I love Unilorin because it’s not just education but there’s an avenue for you to showcase what gift you have.
So if you had the chance to attend Unilorin again in another life. Your choice wouldn’t differ?
Any advice for the sportsmen?
We’ve been in lockdown for 2 months now, I’d like to admonish our sports men to keep fit. They should burn out the fat that they’ve accumulated during the lockdown. Most especially the Unilorin football team players that still have inter-school competitions.
Closing remark: How do you see sports faring off after the lockdown seizes?
It’d return fine. So far lectures can go on with students, sports should also go on well. The league is going to be concluded, SU Cups and all
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