ARM Pension has emerged champions of the 7th edition of UBA Pensions five-a-side tournament decided at the Fun Turf Centre, Lekki, Lagos at the weekend.
In an explosive final match, ARM Pension defeated their opponent, Legacy Pension by a lone goal scored by Bolaji Adeleke.
The five-a-side tournament, which is an annual sporting event organised by UBA Pension Custodians Limited witnessed the participation of nine Pension Fund Administrators namely: PAL Pensions (PAL), Leadway Pensure PFA Limited (LPPFA), AIICO Pensions Manager Limited (APML), IEI-Anchor Pensions (IEI-Anchor), Stanbic IBTC Pensions Managers Limited (SIPML), ARM Pension (ARMP), Legacy Pension (LEGACY) and CrusaderSterling Pension (CPL) and the host, UBA Pensions.
Saturday’s victory was the 4th time ARM Pension would go home with the coveted trophy since the inaugural tournament in 2007.
In the third place match, Leadway Pensure PFA defeated PAL Pensions by 2-0 to clinch the bronze
Meanwhile, in the other games competed at the turf, the relay team of PAL Pensions won the Sack race, while the Chess and Scrabble games were won by Oladunjoye Niyi of Stanbic IBTC Pension and Aiyedun Adedoyin of Leadway Pensure respectively.
The women were not left out as they participated solely in the Table Tennis and Egg and Spoon games with Aminu Aisha of UBA Pensions and Akanbi Nike of Legacy Pension emerging winners respectively.
A total of 20 medals were distributed with Adeleke Bolaji and Olaniyan Muis of ARM Pension receiving the Most Valuable Player and Best Goal Keeper awards.
Okey Davies of Legacy Pension was awarded the Highest Goal Scorer while Leadway Pensure received the Fair Play award of the tournament.
Commenting on the tournament, Mr. Mba Simon, Chief Finance Officer, who represented the Managing Director, Bayo Yusuf of UBA Pensions expressed satisfaction with the outcome and the turnout of participating PFAs which witnessed an increase in the number of participants when compared with previous editions.
He also indicated plans to enlarge the scope of the tournament in the coming
The five-a-side tournament which is the seventh edition is an annual football competition organised by UBA Pensions Custodian Limited to encourage employees to bond with PFAs and also cultivate healthy lifestyle by taking time out to engage in sporting and other recreational activities.