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Showing posts with label Ogunjobi gold cup. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Ogunjobi U-17 Tournament Get February 5 Kick-off Date

Organisers of the of late Chief Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi U-17 Tournament, Ijesha Football Association in State of Osun have rolled out plans for the hosting of the second edition which kicks off on February 5th to 28th 2021.

In a meeting held recently the Board of football council approved that the 2nd season of the cadet championship be hosted in honour the former Secretary General of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Recall Ogunjobi, a former Nigeria international and IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan legend died on February 10, 2019.

His death, at the age of 65, came 35 years to the day after he made his debut for Nigeria against Morocco in an Olympic qualifier, which in 1984 was not restricted to under-23 sides.

According to Rawlings Oyebayo, Chairman Ijesha Football Council said: "The essence of the age grade tournament which is sponsored by Siji lagunju, Deputy Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is to boost the discovery of exceptional talents at the grassroots and catching them young in a bid to provide a well defined future for them."

Oyebayo also outlined the modalities for this year's championship did inform that: "Interested grassroot teams are expected to pay a none refundable fee of Ten Thousand Naira Only (#10,000) as the sale of registration forms began on Monday, 17th of January. 

"With a view to curbing age-cheats, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) has fixed January 31st for player's screening and will would not hesitate to sanction any team found to have presented over-aged players."

The Ijesha Football Council egg-head used the media to appreciate Lagunju who has been the sole sponsor of Ogunjobi U-17 championship and also Tunde Shamsudeen, the Media Officer (2) of the nation's third-tier league, NationWide League One (NLO) for the media mileage provided the tournament.

"We also want to carry everyone and other well meaning personalities along as a formal invitation has been extended to the late Ogunjobi family as regards the programme and also to the late Ogunjobi Foundation through Shamsudeen."

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Gombe Utd Humbles FC Ebedei 2-0 In Ogunjobi Gold Cup Opener

 Gombe Utd Humbles FC Ebedei 2-0 In Ogunjobi Gold Cup Opener

Debutants Gombe United got their Ogunjobi Gold Cup campaign off in a flying start after they put two goals past FC Ebedei in the opening game of the nation's prestigious pre-season tourney which kicked off in Ilorin, Kwara State on Thursday.

It took the Savannah Scorpions nine minutes to register their first ever goal in the tourney from open play.

Mohammed Husain got rewarded for his brilliant work as he beat a school boy FC Ebedei defence and rounded off goalkeeper  Ugbor Mark to put the ball into the net.

Gombe United then defended well as they held on to their first half lead.

The Oliseh Boys were impressive in the start of the second half as they kept the pressure in search for an equalizing goal.

Victor Gabriel should have leveled scores for FC Ebedei in the 67th minute after his effort of the ball  rattled the woodwork with fierce strike from a set piece.

Five minutes later,  Mark produced one of the best performance of the game after he made a world class save to deny Gombe Utd a second goal.

Mark had his sharp reflexes to thank as he parried Sulaimon's ferocious shot to the corner to earn a standing ovation from both bench.

It was little too late for the Oliseh Boys as in the 92nd minute, Yusuf Azeez put the icing on the cake after beating his marker to slice the ball into the net.

Monday, November 9, 2020

MM Hotel & Event Centre Partners With Ogunjobi Gold Cup

 MM Hotel & Event Centre Partners With Ogunjobi Gold Cup

The 8th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup got a big boost as exquisite and first-class Ilorin based hotel, MM Hotel & Event Centre partners with the Pre-season tournament.

General Coordinator of the country's most glamourious and prestigious club tourney, Tunde Shamsudeen disclosed after an agreement was reached with the hotel.

"We are delighted to announce MM Hotel & Event Centre as our partner.

"Rated among the best in the State of Harmony, the hotel is a beauty to behold, while its services are first-class. Their facilities meet standard for football teams in the three tiers of our domestic leagues.

"The hotel is also cost-effective for clubs with conducive accommodation. Their services are of standard."

Defending champions Niger Tornadoes, FC Ebedei and debutants Gombe United are the three teams that have done their reservations with the hotel.

Gombe United and FC Ebedei will kick off the pre-season with the first game of Day One at the Kwara State Sports Complex, Ilorin Main Bowl at 8 a.m.

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