IC-UCAS football team before the final match.
Goals from Mkala from Kenya and Amier from Sudan in the first half of the game were enough to ensure that the International College students are crowned the champions of the hotly contested tournament that attracted 15 teams from different departments within UCAS- Yanqihu campus.
Wasihun (in red) from Ethiopia dribbling the ball past three College of Materials students during the final of the tournament.
The IC- team which began their group B match with a defeat of 1-0 at the hands of Danish College (SDC), went ahead to win two games including 9-0 and 10-0 against College of Microelectronics and college of Artificial Intelligence respectively, and a 2-2 draw against the College of Electronics, which ensured they finish second on superior goal difference in pool B with same points as college of electronics and book a place in the quarterfinals.
Adam from the SDC battling for the ball during the first group tournament match against the IC- UCAS in which the SDC won 1-0.
The 5-0 triumph over the college of computer and a well-fought 1-0 win over the college of Chemistry took the IC College to the finals with the college of materials.
Just before the half-time whistle, a deflection from Amier’s cross by the goalkeeper into his own net in the 13th minute and a well-taken shot by Wasihun past the goalkeeper doubled the lead and this ensured that the IC-UCAS crowned the champions.
Speaking after the match, the IC College captain Wyckliffe (李伟) said that, “I would wish to thank UCAS (international office) and the organizers for allowing us to participate in this tournament…it was such an honor to play and captain such a great team. The team spirit was high and the togetherness and unity that the team has shown regardless of where they have come from have played a key role in our success”.
“I would also wish to thank all those who took part in the tournament”, added the captain.
International students joined their players to celebrate after the win.