Apalura FC Win 2023 Adeboruwa Cup After Thrilling Penalty Shootouts

Kunle Adelabu It was a thrilling encounter between the two finalists of the 2023 Adeboruwa Cup: Ijaolu FC and Apalura FC, as both teams had to be separated in the epic game of football, via a penalty shootouts which lasted into the night. Apalura FC eventually emerged the champions, winning the penalty shootouts 8-7. The game ended goaless at the end of the regulation time, and the match proceeded straight into the penalty shootouts which was filled with suspense, anxiety and worry as the two teams played 15 penalties before…

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1,800 Capacity Igbogbo Stadium Getting Set To Host Pastor Ashimolowo’s Compassion Crusade

Kunle Adelabu -As contractor rounding off construction works About two months after the contractor handling the modernisation of the Igbogbo Stadium moved back to site, the construction works are nearing completion. When our reporter, who has been following up the construction, visited the stadium on Wednesday, the stand for the 1800 capacity facility is almost ready, and the surfacing of the football pitch and track completed. Finishing touches is also being done on the dressing rooms, toilets and offices that are beneath the stadium stand. Workers were seen working at…

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Oba Kabir Shotobi Independence Day Marathon Will Be Back Next Year – Organisers

Kunle Adelabu -Explain why event didn’t hold this year; call for private, corporate sponsors The organisers of the Oba Kabir Shotobi Independence Day Marathon, have appealed to students and the generality of Ikorodu residents, for its inability to host the event again this year, stating that it was mainly due to economic situation in the country. Mr Bello Oladimeji Akeem, Chairman, Oba Kabir Shotobi Independence Day Marathon, who made the appeal in an interview with THE IMPACT on Sunday, October 1, 2023, in Ikorodu, also said that the grand event…

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2023 Adeboruwa Cup Opens With Draw Matches

Jare Olukotun The two matches that kicked off the 2023 Adeboruwa Cup ended in draws as hostilities began among football clubs and football playing communities in Igbogbo and it’s environs. At the UAMC (Eleja) Primary School, along the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Road, Igbogbo, on Friday, Ife – Oluwa FC played a 1 – 1 draw with Pineapple Estate in a very interesting opener. While jersey No. 7 player, Ayodele Ibrahim gave the home team a lead in the very first minute of the opening encounter, Doctor, the away team striker,…

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2023 Adeboruwa Cup Kicks Off Friday In Igbogbo

Kunle Adelabu The sporting aspect of the annual Igbogbo Day Celebrations will kick off on Friday, September 15, 2023, with the commencement of the Adeboruwa Cup football competition. Ife-Oluwa FC and Pineapple Estate FC will play the first match of the tournament at the UAMC (Eleja) Primary School Playing Ground at 1.00pm. The second match of the day will be between Otugbuwa Bombers FC and Okunuga FC, at 3pm. The tournament, which is named after the traditional ruler of Igbogbo Kingdom, is being sponsored by the Chairman, Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council…

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Super Falcons Striker, Asisat Oshoala Nominated For 2023 Women’s Ballon D’or Award

Wale Jagun Super Falcons and Barcelona striker, Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the 2023 Women’s Ballon D’or award, following her outstanding performance for club and Nigeria’s female national team. Oshoala, the reigning African women player of the year won the Champions League, Primera Division and Supercopa de Espana Femenina, to complete the trebble for her club, Barcelona last year The Super Falcons star was first nominated for Female Ballon D’or award in 2022. Asisat Oshoala was nominated for the 2023 Ballon D’or award alongside 29 other players among whom…

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AFCON 2027: Lagos Ready To Host Africa

Mariam Akinloye Lagos State Government has assured the Confederation of African Football (CAF) of her preparedness to provide good sporting facilities and the enabling environment to boost the interest of Nigeria in co-hosting the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations with the Republic of Benin. The Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat gave the assurance while receiving, on behalf of the State Governor, the Confederation of Africa Football Inspection Team on a courtesy visit to the Round House, Alausa, Ikeja. Dr. Hamzat noted that the state has all it takes as…

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We Have To Go Back To Grassroots To Develop football In Ikorodu – Wasiu Ipaye, Ex – Super Eagles Player

Kunle Adelabu The former Ikorodu – born Super Eagles player and an ex – international, Wasiu Babatunde Ipaye, has charged football administrators in Ikorodu and at the state level, to go back to the grassroots if more talented players are to be discovered for the national team and professional trade abroad. He regretted the dwindling development of football in lkorodu compared to the good old days when Ikorodu used to have many players in the national teams and those plying their trade in the national league and abroad, a situation…

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Oldies Appreciation Game: Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA Pledges Partnership With Organisers For Sustenance

Kunle Adelabu -Ex – stars commend initiative as residents defy downpour The Chairman, Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Comrade Sesan Daini, residents, ex – internationals and others, on Saturday, April 29, 2023, defied the heavy downpour to attend the 12th edition of the Oldies Appreciation Game and Family Funfair. At the game, authority of the Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), pledged partnership and collaboration with the organisers in sustaining the annual event and making it a tourist attraction in Igbogbo. Daini, Chairman of the LCDA, making the pledge…

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We Are Creating Sports Tourism With Oldies Appreciation Game, family Funfair – Organisers

Kunle Adelabu -Prioritise children fun park -Feature amputee game, ex – internationals, indoor games The organisers of the Oldies Appreciation Game and Family Funfair, have stated that their intention is to create festival of sports for families and residents of Igbogbo, both home and in the diasporas, to relax and enjoy timeout with families and friends. The initiative, which commenced about 15 years ago and had three years break, started with only football novelty match. However, coming edition has bumper package like many indoor games, children’s activities, novelty matches and…

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