Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA To Support Beach Soccer Team, Develop Beach Soon

Kunle Adelabu The Chairman of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area, Builder Sesan Daini, has described the Igbogbo Beach Soccer Club that is participating in the ongoing National Beach Soccer League (NBSL) as pride of the state which the council must give maximum support. The team played in the just concluded phase one of the NBSL and is also scheduled to play in the second phase in Kebbi in May alongside other teams. “We are in full consultation with our team in the National Beach Soccer League on what to do…

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Igbogbo Beach Team Makes Historic Debut In National League

Kunle Adelabu After a successful outing at the first ever Beach Soccer tournament to be held in Ikorodu division, last December, Igbogbo has made another giant stride by participating in the 2021 Beach Soccer National League. The Igbogbo Beach Soccer team, which was invited to the league because it won the first edition of the Igbogbo Beach Soccer tournament, is playing in the Group B of the league alongside Edo Beach Soccer Club (BSC), Smart City BSC, another team from Lagos State, and Kada BSC from Lagos. Igbogbo team played…

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Super Eagles vs Lesotho Match: Lagos Sports Commission Issues Travel Advisory To Motorists

Wale Jagun The Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) has issued travel advice to motorists to ease vehicular movement in Lagos during the match between the Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Lesotho that will be played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere. The match is slated for Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Mr Sola Aiyepeku, the Chairman of the LSSC, in a release, said that there will be partial restriction of vehicles in and around Surulere on the day of the match. “This is to inform members of the Public that the …

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Lagos Dissolves Boards of State Sports Associations

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved with immediate effect, the dissolution of the 40 State Sports Associations under the supervision of the Lagos State Sports Commission. The Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Sola Aiyepeku, said the dissolution of the Boards became necessary to enable the State Government to rejig and reposition the activities of all State Sports Associations in line with the vision to become the Sports hub not only in Nigeria but Africa. The dissolved Sports Associations are as follows: Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing,…

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Work Will Commence Soon On Stadium In Ikorodu – Sports Commission

Kunle Adelabu -We are infusing sports into school curriculum Leadership of the newly reconstituted Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) has hit the ground running by touring sporting facilities in the state just a day after the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, announced the development. The duo of Mr. Sola Aiyepeku, the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, and Mr. Shakirudeen Oluwatoyin Gafaar Bolowotan, the Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission, who led the team on the tour of Ikorodu, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, assured that work…

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2021 Ikorodu League Season Has Been Good So Far – Hassan, Chairman, Ikorodu Referees’ Society

Kunle Adelabu Mr Hassan Olasunkanmi David, Chairman, Ikorodu Football Referees’ Society, has applauded the performances and management of the 2021 Ikorodu Divisional Football League. The exception, according to him, was the unfortunate incident recorded during the Week 2 match between the Ultimate Villa FC of Ikorodu and Kareem FC of Imota which ended 1 – 1. The Ikorodu Referees’ Society spoke with THE IMPACT in a brief interview recently. He said that there has been improvement on virtually all aspects of the game. “So far, it has been a good…

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Ultimate Villa FC Coach, Abolore, Goalkeeper Banned For 2021 League Season

Kunle Adelabu -Remaining team’s matches to be played away -Coach pleads for leniency Ikorodu Divisional Football Association (IDFA) has banned the popular Ultimate Villa FC Coach/Manager, Ogunbunmi Wahab Abolore for the rest of the season after he was found guilty of gross misconduct. Also banned is the club’s goalkeeper, Jimoh Ayodeji, while the club has also been directed to play all their remaining home matches away from home. Coach Abolore and his club’s goalkeeper were alleged to have attacked the Centre Referee, Alagbe Azeez, in their home match against Kareem…

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Ikorodu Elites Need To Engage Gov. Sanwo – Olu On Proposed Stadium

Kunle Adelabu The Board Member, Lagos State Sports Commission representing the Ikorodu Division, Prince Hakeem Olukunga, has charged the elites in the division on the need to establish contact with Gov Babajide Sanwo – Olu on the proposed stadium for the division. Prince Olukunga made this statement while speaking with THE IMPACT while he was on tour of sporting facilities in Ikorodu last week. The administration of former Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode had pledged to construct a standard stadium that would be located at the Itamaga axis of the Lagos State…

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2021 Ikorodu League kicks – Off With Win For Jesus Link FC

Kunle Adelabu The home team in the opening match of the 2021 Ikorodu Divisional Football League, Jesus Link FC, took the maximum three points against their opponents, Ultimate Villa FC, in a thrilling match played on Saturday, January 23, 2021. It was played at the newly opened and uncompleted Lagos State Polytechnic Stadium which had been abandoned for some years. The home team, which paraded older players, capitalised on defensive errors to score the visiting team twice in the first 13minutes of the first half. While Collins Orji, who wore…

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Football Administrators, Former Players Remember Late Coach Erico

Kunle Adelabu Football administrators and players in Ikorodu have paid glowing tributes to the late assistant coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Joe Erico who passed away in the early hours oflast Thursday, January 21, 2021.He was 72 year-old. THE IMPACT gathered that the late football coach was found dead in his bed. He was said to have complained of body pains and was treated for malaria before his death. Erico, who was born as Joseph Bassey Eric, was a former national team goalkeeper and also served as Assistant…

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