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ABIOLA OJO SPORTS FESTIVAL FANTASY LEAGUE


AOSF FANTASY LEAGUE PRICES/Rules 
1) Download Line-up 11 app from your playstore or appstore.

2) Create a team of 11 players by naming the jersey icons in the app after the players you have selected, making sure you pick at least 2 players from each class which will give you 10 players and then the last player from any class of your choice. You must not exceed the transfer budget of N100million. NOTE: You must have at least 3 defenders in your team

3) Select your captain by writing the capital letter c in brackets i.e. (C), your captain gets double the overall points he gets during the tournament.

4) After this, you save your team on the app, download the image and send it to this number on Whatsapp 08033931444 with your full name and the class you are representing. Only one team per individual. Multiple entries from the sane person will be disqualified.

5) Alternatively, if wish not to download the app then you can send a message on whatsapp to the same no above, picking your team of eleven and selecting your captain.

6) If you have issues using the app send a Whatsapp message to the number to help you out so you can pick your team before the deadline.

The deadline for the submissions of entries is on the 10 of June 2017 by 11:45am. Any entry after that time will not be accepted.

The winners will be announced on the final day where they will get their medals from 1st to 3rd.
SCORING SYSTEM BY POINTS

GOAL SCORED BY A GOALKEEPER/DEFENDER: 6 POINTS

GOAL SCORED BY A MIDFIELDER: 5 POINTS

GOAL SCORED BY A FORWARD: 4 POINTS

ASSISTS: 3 POINTS

RED CARDS: -3 POINTS

YELLOW CARDS: -1 POINT

OWN GOAL: -2 POINTS

FOR TWO GOALS CONCEDED BY A GOALKEEPER OR DEFENDER: -1 POINT

CLEANSHEETS BY A GOALKEEPER OR DEFENDER: 4 POINTS

CLEANSHEETS BY A MIDFIELDER OR FORWARD: 1 POINT

PENALTY SAVE: 5 POINTS

PENALTY MISS: –2 POINTS

FOR PLAYING A FULL MATCH: 2 POINTS

FOR STARTING BUT NOT FINISHING A MATCH OR VICE VERSA: 1 POINT

BONUS POINTS FOR BEST PLAYERS IN A MATCH: 1-3 POINTS ALLOCATED TO THE TOP THREE PLAYERS IN A MATCH.

*Law Class of 2020 Football Team list* (Year 2)

*Goalkeepers*

Luqman Uqbah – N4.7m

Badmus Rasheed – N4.0m

*Defenders*

Afilaka Peace – N5.0m

Chris Nwuya – N4.5m

Fayemi Daniel Ayokunle – N5.1m

Abdulwahab Habeeb – N4.7m

Victor Damilola Adekalu – N4.8m

Uche Efeoghene – N4.6m

Daniel Onugha – N4.8m

 *Midfielders*

Alabi Khalil Adedigba – N6.0m 

Oluwafemi Salako Yusuf – N5.5m

Onyeamobi Ikenna Olufemi – N7.0m

Said Mubaraq Oluwadamilare – N4.7m

Adeosun Hameed – N4.5m

Oluwasemilore Shadare – N5.5m

Achimugu Martin – N5.0m

Enivwenaye Efemena – N5.8m

 *Forwards*

Ayodeji Dada – N10.0m

Oloyede Agbolarinwa – N4.7m

Ayeni Adebamide Ademibo – N5.1m

Sonaike Oluwapelumi Victor – N4.5m

Nwabuikwu Oluchukwu Joshua – N4.5m

SQUAD LIST FOR LAW CLASS OF 2018 (YEAR 4)

*Goalkeepers*

Raymond Sylva- Oriji – N4.5m

Ivan Martins – N5.5m

Oscar Omorodion – N4.1m

Defenders

Yode Dunmoye – N4.5m

Olamide Shobolami – N5.0m

Ekene Dike – N5.0m

Tochukwu Anosike – N6.5m

Aladegbaye Emmanuel – N5.5m

Kay Faleti – N6.5m

Akano Emmanuel – N4.6m

Giwa Ademola – N5.5m

Midfielders:

Lekan Idowu – N4.2m

Bolaji Ogalu – N6.5m

Valentine Nweke – N8.0m

Obidiaga Emmanuel – N5.5m

Mr Wale Adeosun – N4.5m

Ebuka Omerole – N5.2m

Timi Adedeji – N8.5m

Kolawole Ajayi – N7.5m

Forwards

Michael Faleye – N6.5m

Murphy Asomugha – N12.0m

Abiola Falusi – N6.0m

Richard Daniel – N4.7m

 Squad list for Law 21 male football team* (Year 1)

 *Goalkeepers*

Ezeana Gerald – N4.2m

Adeoti Fareed – N4.1m

*Defenders*

Jinadu Bummi – N4.3m

Thomas Precious – N4.4m

Kekeke Shalom – N4.3m

Akinpelu Akinyemi Akindele – N4.1m

Adeosun Adedeji – N4.2m

Adekanye Oladipo – 4.2m

Akindele Ayomide – N4.3m

Ikumelo oluwaseun Isaiah – N4.4m

*Midfielders*
Oguntokun Olaoluwa – N4.3m

Adeniran Yemi – N4.2m

Eze victor – N4.6m

Ogundare Omobobola – N5.0m

Adewakun Wale – N4.8m

*Forwards*

Tobiloba Adeniba – N4.9m

Durodola Oluwadamilola – N4.8m 

Adenigba Seun – N4.6m

Opara Chinedu – N4.5m

Iwuchucku Biillari – N5.0m

Omorosi Ayomide – N5.5m

Arotiba Timileyin – N4.6m

Augustine Martins – N4.9m
Class of 2019 squad list (Year 3)

Goalkeepers:

Alao omeiza – N5.0m

Defenders:

Balogun Damilola – N5.0m

Ojo Stephen – N4.8m

Peter Paris – N4.7m

Orji Egwu – N5.5m

 Leonard Ogboo – N5.5m

Midfielders:

John Oduoye – N7.5m

Lawrence Idowu – N8.0m

Akinsoruju Olu – N5.5m

Obende Oladele – N5.7m

Semilore Akoni – N4.3m

David Dimeji-Ajayi – N4.7m

Forwards:

Robert Odu – N11.0m

Tochukwu Ihuneze – N7.0m

Fuad Bambo – N6.0m

Victor Ikpeme – N6.2m

Adeleke Habeeb – N5.9m

Kanye Tobi – N5.5m

Niyi Adeofe

Pascal

Selim – N6.0m

Class of 2017 squad list (Year 5)

Goalkeepers:

Fikayo – N4.9m

Starshow – N4.8m

Daniel Olika – N4.3m

Defenders:

Yomi – N4.7m

Samson-Grace Isaac – N5.1m

Pelumi Obagade – N5.6m

Ibrahim Mohammed – N4.9m

Dennis – N6.1m

Mr Ajayi – N5.8m

Midfielders:

Qasim – N7.7m

Macho John Tobi – N10.5m

Ayobami Cabo – N6.9m

Tobi Olowokure Tobolos – N10.2m

Forwards:

Seyi Law – N8.4m

Martins Pablo – N7.9m

Gboyega Ahove – N5.1m

Dominic Alonge – N8.5m

Comte – N4.7m

Bafewa – N4.8m

Sydney – N4.5m

 
 

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​LSS GAMES 2016 (CIVIL WAR) –  MATCHDAY 5 REPORT

There was only one match  on Saturday, 16th of July 2016. This match was of varying importance to both teams. The Year 1 (Antmen)  did not have anything at stake as this was their last match and they were just playing for pride meanwhile the Year 2 (war machines) knew a win would take them to 4 points and a chance at making it to the final. 

YEAR 2 VS YEAR 1

The match was played around 11am in the morning, the year 2 team replaced Orji with Peter, while Robert played as a supporting striker in a bid to remedy their goal scoring problem. On the side of the Antmen most of their players were not prepared for the match, Ayo was not in the starting lineup which goes to show how depleted their squad was. 
There was no need for statistics as it was total domination from Year 2, the first half gave us goals from Robert and Idowu Lawrence while the second we had only one goal from John Oduoye. When Ayo eventually came on the damage was already done and there was no coming back from the defeat. The team of the day comprised of the starting lineup of the War machines. The match ended 3-0 in favor of the war machines.
The War machines now have four points from 3 games and face the winter soldiers on Monday, 18th of July 2016, and know a win from that game could get them into the final depending on the result in the match between Year 4 and Year 5.
CURRENT TABLE SO FAR
S/N TEAMS MATCHES PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GOALS SCORED GOALS AGAINST GOAL DIFFERENCE POINTS

1 CLASS OF 17 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7

2 CLASS OF  16 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5

3 CLASS OF 19 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4

4 CLASS OF 18 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4

5 CLASS OF 20 4 0 1 3 4 9 -5 1
The final round of matches  will let us know which  teams will make it to the final, as all teams except the  Year 1 (Antmen ) still have an equal chance of making it.  May be the best teams make it into the finals. Come out and support your class team, it promises to be entertaining.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2016 in Sports Yarn

 

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​LSS GAMES 2016 (CIVIL WAR) –  MATCHDAY 4 REPORT

Matchday 4 was played on Friday, 15th July, 2016. There was only one match for the day. Year 5 (Ironmen) against Year 3 (Winter Soldiers). Heading into this match Year 5 had 4 points after winning 1 match and drawing the other while Year 3 had only 3 points after winning 1 match and losing the other. Last year both teams played and Year 3 triumphed 1 goal to nil on the opening day after Kay scored a sweet freekick. Both teams needed a win to boost their hopes of getting into the final.

YEAR 5 VS YEAR 3

The match kickoffed around on 4:00pm under the hot sun at the UNILAG sand pitch. The crowd turnout was not much due to the fact there was only one match. The Ironmen were wearing their beautiful dark blue jersey with an orange patch on the shoulder. The winter soldiers were putting on their not so impressive grey jerseys.
The winter soldiers retained the same starting 11 that beat the Antmen while Laolu, started his first match of the competition for the Iron men. The early minutes of the match belonged to the winter soldiers as they searched for an early goal to unsettle the Ironmen. One  major disappointment for the winter soldiers has been the form of Murphy their star striker, most of the passes that got to him, it was either he failed to beat his marker  or his shot was wayward. Timi was presented with a beautiful chance but his inability to use his left foot failed him as he could not shuffle the ball quickly to his right foot before he was dispossessed. 
The best chance for the Ironmen fell to Jide Williams as his shot was acrobatically saved by Ivan for a corner.  There was a controversial incident when the Ironmen moved on the counter and a long ball was floated over the defence of the winter soldiers, the ball was destined to meet Ore Nino who was already on the move but Kay took one for the team as he used his hands to stop the ball. The Ironmen felt he should have been shown a straight red card but the referee decided otherwise and a yellow card was shown to him, he was probably lucky he was not the last man as he had Tochukwu covering up for him. 
Their freekick resulted to nothing. Jide Williams was continually disturbing the defence of the Winter soldiers as he was playing on the shoulder of the defenders to get to the through balls being played by Yemi Adebo and the influential Laolu but was caught offside a couple of times. The halftime whistle sounded and the players gladly welcomed it as the sun was quite hot, they refreshed with lots of water to avoid dehydration after playing their hearts out.
The second half resumed and the Ironmen were playing from right to left as while the Winter soldiers were playing in the opposite direction. The match was becoming feisty as a couple of rough challenges brought about freekicks for the winter soldiers. 

It wasn’t long before we had our first goal, the Ironmen conceded a throw in on the right flank of their defence.  Varlo went for his trademark long throw and Tochukwu joined the attack upfront. Varlo threw the ball straight to Tochukwu who had one thing on his mind to head the ball into the opposition box, but the ball went straight up in the air and Tochukwu went for the airball again and headed it straight to Varlo who didn’t wait for the ball to land as he volleyed it straight into the net, I couldn’t have described it better as you needed to be there to see the best  goal in this tournament so far. 
There was initial confusion on whether it was a goal or not as the referee checked with his linesman to confirm what he saw. The referee pointed straight to the middle to confirm the goal…1-0 to Winter soldiers!!!

The rest of the match saw the winter soldiers sit back and absorb pressure to protect their lead as it because it looked like they were getting fatigued. A scuffle broke off when the Ironmen won a freekick in their own half and a player of the winter soldiers moved  the ball back to where the foul happened but Year 5 players when not happy with movement of the ball backwards by the winter soldiers. The referee handled the incident and calmed the nerves of both teams. 

The winter soldiers had a chance to double their lead when Kola was brought down  like 24 metres from goal, Russell and Kay deliberated who should take it but Kay eventually took it but it was a big disappointment for all the fuss before the freekick, as the ball flew high and wide.

At the other end of the pitch, a player of the Ironmen was brought down in a similar position, Kay took the ball back to the position where the foul was commuted but SAS took exception and both players had to be separated as tempers were rising due to the importance of the match. The referee handled the altercation superbly for the freekick to be taken. 

Laolu stepped up and took it but it the ball sailed wide and high over the bar. The efforts of the Ironmen was eventually rewarded when a long throw by Tochukwu of year 5 was not well cleared by Tochukwu of the winter soldiers as the ball deflected of his body and found its way into the path of the onrushing Ore Nino  but Ivan was alert to palm the ball away from goal  until Jide arrived to poke the ball in from a tight angle. The scores were level 1-1. 

That was not the end of the battle as Tochukwu went up for two consecutive corners to make amends for his mistake but the first header was brilliantly cleared away from goal by the defenders of the Ironmen. Russell floated the second corner from the left wing but Tochukwu second header sailed over the bar. That was pretty much all of the action as the referee signaled for full time. The final score 1-1.

YEAR 5 STATISTICS YEAR 3

1 GOALS 1

7 SHOTS 4

2 ON TARGET 3

9 FOULS 4

1 YELLOW CARDS 1

0 RED CARDS 0

3 OFFSIDES 1

3 CORNERS 2

43 POSSESSION(%) 57
*Stats by Olumayowa Akinyemi 

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2016 in Sports Yarn

 

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​LSS GAMES 2016 (CIVIL WAR) –  MATCHDAY 3 REPORT

The 3rd matchday of this competition on Wednesday, 13th of July  presented us with two fixtures in the mould of Year 2 (War Machines) versus year 4 (Black panthers) and year 3 (Winter Soldiers)  taking on year 1 (Antmen).

YEAR 2 VS YEAR 4

One important aspect I have noticed from the Year 2 aka War machines is the way they dominate the midfield and today was not different but they still lack that striker that will score the goals for them. They were putting on  their white jerseys  with a red vertical stripe down the side while Year 4 wore their black jerseys with a white vertical stripe down the side.
There was not much action to report in the first half other than wayward shots by the War machines mainly by Robert and Idowu Lawrence. The Black panthers were satisfied with putting long hopeless balls through the middle of the centre back pairing of Orji and Lenny who cleared the halls with ease. I was particularly impressed with Lenny who was using eye glass to play but was still brave in going up for any airball.
The likes of Quasim and Dennis were pretty much doing their best to prevent any clear cut chance to the war machines, as the War machines won a lot of freekicks from the fouls the Year 4 team were committing. The delivery by Idowu Lawrence was not impressive at all.The first half ended without much incident.
The second half started and year 4 were attacking from left to right and year 2 in the opposite direction. It was same of the same except for the controversial goal scored by the black panthers like five minutes to the end. It was a bitter pill to swallow for the War machines after their dogged defending and midfield dominance. 
A long ball was chased down by Quasim down the left wing which he got due to his athletic strength, at first the Year 2 thought the ball had gone out for a corner but the referee waved play on and Quasim crossed the ball into the box and the tall imposing Dominic crashed a header into the net of the War machines to make it  1-0 to  the black  panthers. 

They defended their lead for the few minutes left until the referee blew his whistle for the end of the match. It was a smash and grab win for the black panthers. The War machines will feel let down by the goal they conceded as they didn’t deserve to lose the match. It will serve as a lesson to all teams not to stop playing unless they hear the whistle of the referee.
YEAR 2 STATISTICS YEAR 4

0 GOALS 1

8 SHOTS 6

1 ON TARGET 1

3 FOULS 4

1 YELLOW CARDS 3

0 RED CARDS 0

1 OFFSIDES 0

2 CORNERS 3

55 POSSESSION(%) 45
*Stats by Olumayowa Akinyemi

YEAR 1 VS YEAR 3

Before the match, the Antmen had bragged that they will beat the Winter soldiers because of the individualistic nature of the year 3 team as they play like Belgium atimes. Whether this was true or the Antmen were speaking out of youthful exuberance, this match was there to answer these questions . The year 3 had lost their first match to the Black panthers on the first matchday 2 goals to 1 and were in a precarious situation as anything other than a win would spell doom for them. 
Ayo was talked up a lot after he scored three goals against the Year 4 team, he was putting on Tobolos boots for the match, whether this was a sign of generosity or a ploy by the black panthers to encouarge Ayo to cause more harm  to year 3 team one couldn’t decipher. Both teams made changes to their lineups as Kay was drafted in to play the centre back position alongside Tochukwu and Bolaji was replaced by Timi in the starting lineup while the Antmen welcomed the strength and height of Omio into their midfield. 
The first half belonged to the Winter soldiers as they were out to prove a point. Varlo was particularly impressive as he had a couple of shots but they were always flying away from goal, likewise Timi and Murphy who was having a bad day in office as his finishing was letting him down. 
The main outlet of attack for the Antmen on rare occasions was through Ayo but was repeatedly stopped in his tracks by Tochukwu, whether his new boots were hindering him or the three goals he has scored so far made him a marked man, I couldn’t say for sure as he was not at his usual best. Kay was doing well at the back as his confidence on the ball was on display throughout the fist half. There was no goal to report in the first half as the lack of cutting edge from both teams particularly the Winter soldiers showed as they were perplexed on why they were not leading yet.
Both teams resumed hostilities in the second half with the winter soldiers playing from left to right and the Antmen in  opposite direction. The Antmen started with renewed vigor as they sought an early goal and were rewarded when a harmless cross by Omio was not well handled by Ivan who had been untroubled till now, the ball dropped out of his hand as he was about to catch it in the air, and Khalil was on hand to bundle it in to quell any suggestions whether the ball was on the line or was an own goal. 1-0 to the Antmen.
The Winter soldiers were all looking like they had all seen a ghost. They managed to pickup the ball to restart the game. The next piece of action was an instant reply from the Winter soldiers as Timi picked up the ball from the right wing and played it into the path of Murphy who used his long legs  to good effect as he brought it down and scored a striker’s typical goal with his  left foot. 1-1 the drama just got started. 
The winter soldiers kept on asking the questions as there were waves upon waves of attack to the defence of the Antmen. The long throws and the repeated runs by Tochukwu during corners was a cause of concern for  the Antmen.  Their defence eventually crumbled like 10 minutes to the end of the match when a long throw by Varlo found its way into the defensive territory of the Antmen and they failed to clear it as Tochukwu poked the ball into an empty net for his first goal in the competition after a defensive mixup by Ugbah and his defenders. 

That proved to be the match winner and the first 3 points  for the winter soldiers this year who brought back memories on the way they played last year in their unbeaten run to the final. Final score 2-1 to the year 3 team.
YEAR 1 STATISTICS YEAR 3

1 GOALS 2

2 SHOTS 6

0 ON TARGET 4

4 FOULS 7

0 YELLOW CARDS 0

0 RED CARDS 0

1 OFFSIDES 2

0 CORNERS 3

30 POSSESSION(%) 70
*Stats by Olumayowa Akinyemi

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2016 in Sports Yarn

 

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LSS GAMES 2016 (CIVIL WAR) –  MATCHDAY 2 REPORT

The battle for supremacy in the faculty of law continued on Monday 11th of July. The matches for the day were year 2 (War Machines) who we got to see in action  after their no-show at the preseason games up against  year 5 (Ironmen) and also year 1 (Antmen) versus year 3 (black panthers).
YEAR 2 VS YEAR 5

The match was played on the sand pitch inside sports centre. The war machines were putting on a beautifully sewed white shirt with a red vertical stripe on white shorts, an improvement on the jersey they wore last year. The Iron men were putting on their usual dark blue jersey with an orange patch on the shoulder with dark blue shorts. The key question was how well will the war machines gel seeing as they just merged together from diploma and year 1. While the Iron men had only one thing on their mind to garner more points. Some star players on show were Idowu, Robert, Omeiza, Orji for the year 2 team while Year 5 star players were Yemi Adebo, Jide, SAS, Ore Nino to go into battle with.
The match kickoffed and was all about the Robert and Idowu running rings round the defence of the Iron men with their lung bursting runs and passes  but there no goal for all the efforts by the War machines. A rare attack by the Iron men brought about a penalty which was unfortunately missed by Birdy for Year 5. The match was becoming boring due to the fact that Year 5 chose to pack the bus and play on the counter for most of the first half. It ended in a goalless draw in the first half. 
The second half started the same way the war machines ended it, as they continued to dominate the midfield but there was no end product maybe due to their lack of a good finisher upfront. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. The Iron men will no doubt be happy with the draw while the War machines may regret not converting their midfield dominance into goals.

YEAR 2 STATISTICS YEAR 5

0 GOALS 0

3 SHOTS 2

1 ON TARGET 1

5 FOULS 7

1 YELLOW CARDS 0

0 RED CARDS 0

0 OFFSIDES 0

1 CORNERS 3

55 POSSESSION (%) 45
*Stats by  Olumayowa Akinyemi

YEAR 1 VS YEAR 4

Heading into this match, this looked like a David and Goliath battle, but the final result showed that overconfidence can be dangerous atimes.

The match started immediately after the earlier boring match that produced no goals between Year 2 and Year 5. In this match year 1 wore their yellow strips while year 4 wore their black and white jersey. The Black panthers started without Macho who had an injury scare in the match against Year 3 while Seyi law shrugged off his injury to start against the Antmen. 
The early proceedings were dominated by year 4 due to their experience on the ball and they were rewarded when Tobolos who started the match stuck with a sweet drive after a defensive mixup by the Antmen. This really sparked more energy into the game as the Antmen began to threaten down the left wing through Ayo who was ably supported by Khalil and Efe who was really getting in the faces of the black panthers midfielders. 
The Year 1 players didn’t let their spirit drop as they scored two quick fire goals before halftime. A rare corner by the Antmen resulted in a goalmouth scramble and Ayo was there to poke the ball home. Ayo increased the tempo with his quick feet and trickery which every defender of the black panthers fell prey to. The next goal came from a flowing counter attacking move by the Antmen who exploited the lack of pace at the centre of the defence of the black panthers, as Ayo expertly scored through the legs of Year 4 goalkeeper when he was one on one with him. The first half ended 2-1 in favor of the Antmen.
The second half saw the introduction of Macho and Pablo to possibly help spark  a comeback or even win the match. The lead for the Antmen didn’t last too long as year 4 got a penalty after Dominic was bundled over, which Tobolos missed at first but scored the rebound. The scores were level  2-2 !!! 
The next key action was when Pablo scored a simple tap in after the buildup involving Quasim and Macho. The year 1 were shocked as they tried to understand how they let slip their lead. Their inability to get the ball out of their defence often led to misplaced passes. I don’t blame their naivety as this is their debut at the LSS games. 
However, they made a couple of changes such Semilore coming on. They showed they were not done when the trio of Khalil, Efe and Semilore exchanged passes near the box 18 of the black panthers and Semilore was brought down. Their was initial confusion as to whether that was a penalty or a freekick. The referee pointed to the spot for a penalty, the likes of Mr Ajayi and Ibrahim questioned the referee over the call but the referee was not moved. There was a chance of a hattrick for Ayo but he chose not to take it as their captain Khalil took the responsibility of taking it, all the nerves were showing in him, he struck the penalty low and hard to the middle but the keeper saved it but it was bundled in by no other person than Ayo who alongside Robert from Year 2 have been the revelation of this tournament for me so far.
So the match ended in a 3-3 draw what a match, If you missed the match, I couldn’t have described it better for you.

YEAR 1 STATISTICS YEAR 4

3 GOALS 3

5 SHOTS 7

4 ON TARGET 4

6 FOULS 9

3 YELLOW CARDS 2

0 RED CARDS 0

0 OFFSIDES 1

1 CORNERS 2

52 POSSESSION(%) 48
*Stats by  Olumayowa Akinyemi

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2016 in Sports Yarn

 

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​LSS GAMES 2016 (CIVIL WAR) –  MATCHDAY 1 REPORT

The highly anticipated LSS games aptly tagged “civil war”  began on Friday, 8th of July with football taking the centre stage on the main bowl of the UNILAG sports centre.
The fixtures for the day were Year 1(Antmen) taking on Year 5 (Iron Men) and the second match for the day, Year 3 (Winter Soldiers)  versus Year 4 (Black panthers).
YEAR 1 VS YEAR 5

Prior to the match, the Antmen had bragged at the press conference when asked what was the reason why they could beat the Ironmen, they replied that it was that the Ironmen were already old and slow and they would beat them easily. Jones Ayuwo, the coach of the Ironmen said at the press conference that they were playing to have fun and if possible win the trophy since this is their final shot at the competition.
Straight to the match, both teams walked out to the tune of Champions League anthem, after that the national anthem was belted out by Dolapo from year 2. Both teams shook hands with the LSS president and the sports secretary and themselves. They both snapped their team photos, the Antmen were sporting yellow shirts on yellow shorts while the Ironmen were putting on dark blue shirts with an orange patch  on the shoulder with  dark blue shorts. The weather was hot and the playing turf at the main bowl didn’t look good at all due to high grass on some sections of the pitch.
Year 5 took the kickoff playing from right to left and year 1 in opposite direction, the key player missing for year 1 was Omio who marshals their midfield alongside Khalil and Efe. A funny sight was Ugbah (Year 1 goalkeeper ) who was wearing no boots as he did at the novelty match, whether this is a match ritual remains to be seen though.
The early proceedings was tight with both teams trying to get used to the bumpy pitch. Year 5 resorted to long balls always looking for the runs of Ore Nino and Jide. Yemi Adebo was marshaling the midfield very well. While SAS and Segun were stopping the counter attacks by the Antmen. Whenever the Antmen were in possession they were always displaying some Tika taka stuff mainly due to their lack of height with Efe, Semilore and mainly Ayo leading the onslaught.
Towards the end of the first half, the Ironmen won a freekick in 35 metres from goal. Yemi Adebo stepped up to take it and floated it to the head of Jide Williams who scored with a looping header over Ugbah after he was left unmarked by the Antmen. Jide’s goal was his first goal after 480 minutes of football since the last LSS Games. That was the final action of the first half as the referee blew for halftime.
The second half started frantically  with the  rejuvenated Antmen threatening to equalize. Khalil started to have a much wider influence on the game with the through balls he was giving to Ayo who was taking out players with his quick feet and close control. He had a shot that was cleared away for a corner but the resulting corner was poor and it was all in vain. They were a lot of fouls in favor of year 1 due to their small stature.
Year 5 regained control after been pegged back at the beginning of the second half, they were rewarded with a penalty and Jide Williams stepped up with a chance to equalize but Jide squandered it by shooting the ball wide of the gaping goal. The match petered out to a dull end as no side was able to take score any other goal.
The final score was 1-0 in favor of Year 5, I guess the experience and height advantage of year 5 helped them as year 1 were not able to effectively play their usual free flowing ground passes as we had seen at the preseason games on the main bowl bumpy pitch and also missed the strength of Omio in the middle. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2016 in Sports Yarn

 

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THE FIRST EVER PROFESSOR ABIOLA SPORTS FESTIVAL:PRE SEASON GAMES

THE FIRST EVER PROFESSOR ABIOLA SPORTS FESTIVAL:PRE SEASON GAMES

BOOOOMMM!!!
It’s exactly 72 Days until the most spectacular battle on earth takes place with 5 classes going head to head over the course of two weeks, all gruelling for the coveted glittering prize and bragging rights as undisputed Kings of the Faculty of Law.
But before the main course, comes a teaser, a little show to wet your appetite . We present to you, The first ever Prof Abiola Ojo Sports Festival: Pre Season Games.
Wednesday 30th March 2016
UNILAG Sports Centre
Time: 12 noon
#ItBegins
#TheReturnOfTheKings
#LSSGames
#ProfAbiolaOjoSportsFestival
#2016
#RESURGENCE
Year 4 – Year 5
Year 2 – Year 3
Year 4 – Year 2
Year 1 – Year 3
Year 1 – Year 5
Fixtures for the Pre-season games….March 30th

The first 21 lines contain the broadcast that was sent on the 29th of March from one person to another from class groups to other class groups. From the contents of the broadcast, it seemed as if all aspects of the competition was well catered for but  as you and I this is Nigeria you know, things don’t always go as planned. It started with the African Time syndrome.
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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Sports Yarn

 

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