“sincerely my ambition then was to contest at the department level for the post of the sports director, then on a certain Sunday in church I believed God spoke to me that I should contest for the post of sports director at the faculty level because i have what it takes to become one, then I took in the courage to contest at the faculty level and to God be the glory i won” ~~~king Arthur
In an exclusive interview with kante
Please can you introduce yourself?
I am Arthur Emmanuel p.k.a King Arthur DaLion A 300level Students of Religious Studies Education
What brings you the most joy, as ESAN sports director?
Been able to serve the Nigerian Students in the sporting aspects and also fuflling my campaign promises with our achievements so far.
How do you manage to run office responsibilities with your academics?
It has not been easy because our primary reason here is for Education but Education cut across all aspects, so I have been able to manage my time through God and the help of my closest friends the jungle guys (Dr joseph & The Truth).
What Is the Most Difficult Situation You ever Faced and How Did You Handle it?
Well firstly, I believe what is worth doing definitely worth perfection, and it’s very common that our most tough situation would be about financial issues because I as a person always want the best and to set up a standard but We are pushing on roarly
what have been your achievements so far as the ESAN sports director?
To God be the Glory I have really achieved a lot through the help of sport loving Esanites for example, the faculty president (comr seunzy) and all departmental sport directors, we were able to win the AAUA Vice-Chancellor Cup, AAUASU fresher’s Cup, which I successfully organizing first of its kind at AAUA Education Association of Nigerians Student’s, (ESAN) EsanOpen, organising of the Esan Fresher’s Cup, winning the Just Concluded Inter-faculty relay race and also our on going Esan Dean’s Cup (Been the first sport director in ESAN in the last 3 session to organise both the fresher’s Cup and the Dean’s Cup after the former faculty sports director, Miss Feranmi.
Take Us through Your Journey to the Position of an ESAN sports Director?
It was never an easy ride but I believed that was my destiny, sincerely my ambition then was to contest at the department level for the post of the sport director, then on a certain Sunday in church I believed God spoke to me that I should contest for the post of sports Director at the faculty level because i have what it takes to become one, then I took on the courage to contest at the faculty level and to God be the glory i won.
pressure they says is involve in sporting, how do you cope/manage under pressure?
Well sincerely it’s what i love doing working under pressure, it is only to test the Lion in me, and I have been able to cope because Lions are not human.
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Described the relationship between you, your president and your SRC?
We have a cordial relationship despite the facts that we all have our differences , which should not be disrespected but we were able to maintain a strong bond for the success and growth of Education Association of Nigerians Student’s, (ESAN).
You are preparing to start your faculty Dean’s CUP today, what should sports lovers, Athletics and the Esanites be expecting from your office as the sport director?
nothing but the best, we have set a standard already we can’t go beyond that and God willing, it will be a success. In the Dean’s CUP, We have the football, Athletics, lawn tennis, Scrabble, ludo, PS3 players and in conclusion we are ready and I am ready.
Lastly what is your advise to students who are not lovers of sports activities in AAUA?
Sport is not just a means of entertainment anymore, it’s a serious business now and what is the essence of been totally serious and running away from other activities for 4years and yet end up unemployed, I remember a certain ex super eagles player Seyi Olofinjana that graduated from LAUTECH but did well in football, so i beseech you all let us see all available options as big opportunities, we never can tell which would work for us.