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Department of Petroleum Engineering wins 4th Vice Chancellor’s Challenge Cup

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The Vice Chancellor Prof Kuma Addressing the Teams before the Kick off
The Vice Chancellor Prof Kuma Addressing the Teams before the Kick off
 
The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa has successfully organised the 4th Vice Chancellor’s Challenge Cup which was held over two days at the new UMaT Sports Centre with the Department of Petroleum Engineering emerging as winners of the competition. 
 
Welcoming the participating teams and the invited guests to the opening ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Prof J. S. Y. Kuma expressed his appreciation to all teams for taking part in the competition. He informed the gathering that the Vice Chancellor’s Challenge Cup was an annual event organised to bring members of the University Community together with their stakeholders including the banks and the mining companies with the aim of promoting a greater sense of community between the University and its stakeholders. It was also to create a shared space and experience to inculcate in the participating teams the values of selflessness, determination, endurance and patriotism as well as help build esteem, leadership skills and the spirit of community relations in them. 
 
Prof Kuma praised the organising committee for organising a very successful event and also thanked all the sponsors for making the event possible by donating in cash and in kind. The sponsors were as follows: Fidelity Bank, Access Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Ghana Manganese Company Limited, Wilhelm Construction Company Limited, So Nice Drinking Water, KRIF Ghana Limited, Ransbert Supplies, Sametro Limited, Phoenix Insurance and Kings Group Company Limited. He requested the sponsors to continue to partner the University in organising the annual event so as to strengthen the relationship in the years ahead. He thanked the staff and students for showing commitment towards the organisation of the event and encouraged them to keep it up. He also thanked the referees for putting up a good show and hoped that they would put up a better show next year. 
 
The competition was organised in three different categories. These were the Female students’ category, the Staff category and the Male students’ category. In the Female category the Faculty of Engineering (FoE) ladies beat the Faculty of Mineral Resources and Technology (FMRT) ladies to take a trophy and cash award. The runners-up received a consolation cash award.
 
The individual awards were as follows:
The goal king for the male students’ category went to Michael Awintinga from the Department of Geomatic Engineering. He had 2 goals to his credit. The best player staff category went to Isaac Mensah of the UMaT Junior staff. The best player in the female category went to Miss Serah Essien from the Faculty of Engineering. The most valuable player in the Male Students’ category went to Aboagye Evans from the Department of Petroleum Engineering. They all received a Nokia mobile phone each donated by Sametro Company Limited.
 
The Pro VC Prof Temeng congratulating the Captain and Prof Grace Ofori Sarpong Head of Petroleum Engineering
The Pro VC Prof Temeng congratulating the Captain and Prof Grace Ofori Sarpong Head of Petroleum Engineering
 
The staff category teams were the Junior Staff of UMaT, Ghana Manganese Company (GMC), the Banks and the Senior Staff/Senior Members of UMaT. The Junior Staff of UMaT and the Banks played at the finals.  The Junior Staff of UMaT won the match on penalties. They took away a trophy and a cash award. The Banks also took home a cash award. The winner and runner-up awards were presented by Prof Richard Amankwah, Dean of FMRT and Mr Kwaku Asamoah, the Relationship manager of Fidelity Bank, respectively.
 
Prof Al Hassan Presenting the best Female Player Award to Serah Essien of FOE
Prof Al Hassan Presenting the best Female Player Award to Serah Essien of FOE
 
The Male students’ category had ten teams from ten Departments of the University. After a wonderful display of soccer among the teams, Departments of Petroleum Engineering and Mechanical Engineering met at the finals and after drawing 2-2, Petroleum Engineering beat Mechanical Engineering on penalties. The runners-up were decorated with silver medals and a cash award by the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Prof Newton Amegbey. The referees were also decorated by the Pro Vice Chancellor. The overall winners; Department of Petroleum Engineering were decorated with the gold medals and the ultimate cash award of GH¢2,000.00 by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Assoc Prof V.A. Temeng.
 
 
Source: Paul Y.A. Yeboah, Assistant Registrar (University Relations Office) 
 
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