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Bedsitter FC were among the winners of the 2019 Vice Chancellor’s Cup

Strathmore University Vice-Chancellor Prof. John Odhiambo and Student Council President Kevin Mwendwa pose for a photo after awarding Bed Sitter FC during the Vice Chancellor's tournament last month.

The Vice Chancellor’s Cup 2019 was held on 21st June at the Strathmore Sports Complex. The event organized by the sports department and the Student Council attracted close to 150 participants. The tournament included a 7 a-side football and beach volleyball for both men and women. The winners of the day would walk away with trophies and certificates, a mbuzi treat and a lunch with the Vice Chancellor. The football winners were Bedsitter FC (Football men) and Power FC (Football women). The volleyball section had 2 players in each team. The volleyball winners were Kevin Serem and Wilfred Kimutai (Volleyball men) with Leah Okumu and Naomi Wafula (Volleyball women). The men’s football winners Bedsitter struck out as a well-organized squad with their team’s name boldly printed on their white jerseys. We caught up with Mervyn Obiero a 2nd year Bachelor of Commerce student and the Captain of Bedsitter FC.

How was the Vice Chancellor’s Cup 2019 tournament?

It was a good experience, especially because we were done with CATS and it helped ease our minds.

Tell us a little bit about your team.

We are called Bedsitter FC. I am not sure how the name came up because I found it when I joined. We are made up of nine players who are all Strathmore University students. I captain the team.

How can you describe your team’s performance in the tournament?

We lost our first game in the group stage in post-match penalties. We didn’t give up, we gave it our all in the competition and we bounced back. We scored six goals in one game which boosted our morale to try and win the tournament. I scored five out of the eleven goals scored by the team.

Describe the final?

The team showed great team spirit. We had played a tough match in the semi-finals where we overthrew a 1-0 deficit to proceed to the finals during post-match penalties, so we were motivated and determined to secure an early lead. I scored the winning and only goal to secure the win.

What next for Bedsitter FC?

We are a strong team and we’ll try to retain our title in the next tournament. We are the team to watch out for and we definitely will want to maintain that reputation.

The tournament is part of the sports for all initiative which seeks to tap into a pool of talent within the student body that was initiated by the current student council. In attendance was the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Odhiambo who awarded the winners and had lunch with them at the University cafeteria.

This article was written by Tuzo Munene.


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