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Nottingham University football team wins championship


The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) football team won the MASISWA Zone Selangor Qualifying Round Football Championship 2015 held recently at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN).

UNMC emerged victorious after defeating Kolej University Islam Selangor in the finals with a score of 2-0. As the champions for central district of Selangor which covers Semenyih, Bangi, Gombak, Sepang, Sabak Bernam, Hulu Langat, Hulu Selangor, Klang, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor, and Petaling Jaya, UNMC’s team now qualifies to compete against 8 teams from universities around Malaysia for the national title which will take place from May 19 to 24 2016 at Universiti Teknologi Mara, (UiTM) Perak. The team received medal, certificates and a trophy.

“We are really pleased with this victory and proud of our boys who have all worked very hard daily to earn this title. This win also marks an improvement in the team’s performance since the previous year when we won the 3rd position in this same league,” said Maheswaran Ganesan, team manager.

“We are hopeful to win as the national champions and we are confident that with the guidance of our coach Desmond Amadi, it will be possible,” said Jibrin Abdu Gimba, who is studying masters in civil engineering at UNMC.

The UNMC football team comprises of students from foundation, undergraduate and post graduate across Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering and Science, namely:

  • Motaz Abdelzahir                                                                                        
  • Jibrin Abdu Gimba
  • Hussein Inayat Ali Jivraj
  • Emir Kamaruzzaman Elias
  • Kelvinder Singh Maan
  • Abdul Hakim Annuar
  • Luqmanul Hakim B. Saidon
  • Chiew Kang Yik
  • Muhamad Danial B. Sazali
  • Mehrdad Arefi
  • Sheikh Muhammad Syaqil
  • Yeoh Ju Kit
  • Mohd Zarif Mohd Zaidi
  • Muhammad Syafiq Asyraaf Kamarulzaman
  • Adil Afdal B. Mohd Yusof
  • Nicholas Ten Zhia Zhun
  • Ahmad Alauddeen Mostafa
  • Muhammad Yazid B. Mohd Yusof
  • Mohammad Norhazmi Hazlan
  • Ahmad Afif Mazkamal

UNMC Sporting Life

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus has a vibrant sporting community with a university team in football, futsal, basketball, tennis, swimming, freebie, badminton, cricket, hockey, squash, table tennis, dodgeball, volleyball, archery, netball, rugby, and martial arts. UNMC courts for badminton, basketball, futsal, netball, squash and volleyball; a fully-equipped gymnasium; and a multi-purpose room with table tennis equipment. Outdoor facilities include astro turf with seven-a-side football and hockey pitches; a jogging track; a multipurpose field with football and cricket pitches; a multipurpose court suitable for basketball, futsal and volleyball; and tennis courts. All students have full access to the use of all sporting facilities on campus.

Nottingham Tri Campus Games

Each year the Nottingham Tri Campus Games (TCG) brings together students from the three Nottingham Campuses (UK, China and Malaysia) to compete against each other in a week-long festival of sport.

TCG is a unique event within higher education, taking place at a different one of the University's international campuses each year and involving nearly 200 student athletes from over 20 different nations. It will be hosted by the University of Nottingham, UK in 20th June – 28th June 2016.   

UNMC's 15th Anniversary

One of the world's truly global universities, with campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China, 2015 marks the 15th year since setting up as UK's first full-fledged international campus in Malaysia and all three campuses continue to enrich the lives of students across the world through global education, ground-breaking research and community engagement.


Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the THE Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top one per cent of universities by the QS World University Rankings, and 8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014.

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) is holding events throughout 2015 to celebrate 15 years as a pioneer of transnational education. Based in Semenyih, UNMC was established as the UK's first overseas campus in Malaysia and one of the first world-wide.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. 

Posted on 5th May 2015

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