Ikorodu FA Releases New Fixtures As 2021 League Season Now To Commence Saturday 23

Kunle Adelabu A new date and fixtures have been announced for the commencement of the 2021Ikorodu Divisional Football League. According to the Chairman, Ikorodu Divisional Football Association (IDFA), Alhaji Luqman Shonibare, the league will now commence on Saturday, January 23. THE IMPACT authoritatively gathered that the league was unable to commence on January 15, 2020, as announced last week due to logisticproblems. Speaking with our reporter, the IDFA Chairman informed THE IMPACT that the issues have been resolved and the league will be starting this weekend. According to the new…

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Ita Elewa Mini – Stadium: We Are Delivering The Facility Second Week In February – Site Engineer

Kunle Adelabu -Community commends project, promise to protect Facilities Residents of Ikorodu, especially the sports family that are expectant of first major functional sporting facilities in the history of the Division, have been assured that the ongoing redevelopment and upgrading of the Ita – Elewa Recreational Centre to a mini – stadium, will be completed and delivered by February this year. When completed, the centre will have a 5 –aside football pitch with concrete spectator stand, basketball and lawn tennis courts in addition to the already existing table tennis hall.…

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Ikorodu Divisional League Kicks – Off Jan 15

Kunle Adelabu The management of the Ikorodu Divisional Football Association (IDFA) has announced January 15, 2020, as the commencement date for the Divisional league. This was announced at a meeting held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, and attended by chieftains of the IDFA led by its Chairman, Alhaji Luqman Shonibare.  Also at the meeting were patron of the IDFA and former Nigeria Professional League Referee and match commissioner, Prince Jimoh Ogunmuyiwa, the IDFA League Coordinator, Chief Yisa Orelesi, representatives of the Referee Council led by Mr Hassan Olasunkanmi David, and…

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Igbogbo Beach Soccer Tournament: DG Sports Commission, Igbogbo/Bayeku Council Chairman, Others Pledge Bigger Outing Next Year

Kunle Adelabu -Igbogbo selected team emerge inaugural champions Some youths in Igbogbo area of Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria led by the former Referee at the FIFA Beach World Cup, Mr Jelili Ogunmuyiwa, has successfully organized an historic Beach Soccer tournament which has now been described as a brand which can be hosted annually with adequate support and sponsorship. The successful hosting of the tournament, which its final was played at the Igbogbo Stadium on Sunday, December 20,2020, and won by the Igbogbo Selected side which defeated Igini Oghene Street…

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Santiago Raiders Emerge 2020 Galleon Masters Cup Champions

Wale Jagun Santiago Raiders have won the 6th edition of the Galleon Masters Cup beating Benija Bombers, a two – time champion of the annual tournament organised by the State Chairman of the BAN-BC72 Alpha Galleon. The highly interesting and entertaining final match was played at Elegbata mini – stadium, Apongbon, Lagos Island, on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Santiago Raiders won the match by 2-1 to stop Benija from winning the championship for the third time and won N30, 000 prize money as champions. The champions were also presented a…

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Odofin Ogunsanya U – 17 Super Cup Opening Ceremony For December 8

Jare Olukotun The opening ceremony for the Odofin Ogunsanya U – 17 Super Cup has been slated for December 8, 2020, at the Lagos State Polytechnic football ground.  According to the sponsor, Prince Adedoyin Ogunbiyi – Oyeneye Jokotex, Managing Consultant of Hicare Health foundation, the tournament, aside engaging youths in the division, is also to commemorate the installation of Chief Adewunmi Ogunsanya, SAN, the Chairman, Multi – Choice, as the Odofin of Ikorodu.  “This is the first edition of the tournament and it is being organised to support sporting activities…

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Destiny Boys FC Win Inaugural Tokunbo Abiru Lagos East Soccer Gold Cup

Jare Babatunde Destiny Boys FC have emerged as the winner of the first edition of the Tokunbo Abiru Lagos East Soccer Gold Cup defeating Oladunjoye FC in the final match on Sunday (yesterday). The impressive and keenly contested match between the two lkorodu- based teams, was played before a large crowd of spectators at the Police Barracks Playing Ground, along Igbogbo road, Ikorodu. The Senatorial football competition, which was organised by the Directorate of Youth of the Tokunbo Abiru Campaign Team, was held in conjunction with the Ikorodu Divisional Football…

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Annual Oba Shotobi Independence Day Marathon 2020 Postponed – Organisers

Kunle Adelabu  Organisers of the annual Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi Independence Day Mini – Marathon have announced that the much – awaited sporting event will not hold this year due to the restriction on social gathering occasioned by the COVID – 19 pandemic.  Government recently lifted ban placed on non – contact sports while the restrictions on others are still in force.  The marathon race, which holds annually on October 1 to commemorate Nigeria’s Independence Day, also provides veritable opportunity for young talented athletes to compete and showcase their talents…

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Photos: Asisat Oshoala Visits Gov. Sanwo – Olu

The Ikorodu – born and Barca Football Club female striker, Asisat Oshoala on Saturday paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu. Governor Sanwo – Olu revealed on his Twitter handle. A major discussion during the visit of the current CAF Women’s Player of the Year, was about her foundation which the Governor promised to support. The national female team striker also engaged the Governor in playing the round leather game at the State House during the visit. Asisat has won the CAF…

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Activities Resume For Non – Contact Sports In Lagos

Kunle Adelabu In conformity with the recent permission granted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for the resumption of non-contact sports in Nigeria, Lagos State Government has granted permission for the resumption of activities of some sports. According to a release, sporting activities in racket sports such as Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis as well as Track and Field events have commenced in Lagos State. The Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Oluwatoyin Gafaar, while monitoring a training session by Badminton players at the Molade Okoya -Thomas Indoor Sports…

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