By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Memorial Cup is heading into the business end, with four teams already through to the quarter-finals.
Hammola FC of Ido-Osun ended as group winners in the Egbedore centre. Hammola FC won two of their games, drawing just one, while New Dawn FC, Ofatedo came second with five (5) points.
In Ede North, GFCC Ede and Unity FC ended as group winners and runners up respectively. GFCC Ede North had a great run in the Competition going past Victory Football Academy and Adegbite FC to book an automatic slot in the quarter-finals.
In the Ejigbo Centre, the final group matches will be played this week, Ifesowapo FC (Isoko) will battle Temidire FC (Ilawo) on Thursday, 30th of December, while Unity FC (Ejigbo) and Temidire FC (Ilawo) will play their last group games on Friday, 31st of December.
In Ede South, Last year’s second runner-up, Eyiowuawi FC defeated their opponent Molababs FC 1-0 and look to be in a comfortable place to book a Quarter-Final spot.
Coordinator of the Competition Oladele Bamiji said he is satisfied with the way the Competition has been going so far. Bamiji also hailed and described Hon. Bamidele Salam, who is the sole sponsor of the Competition as a man who has great intention and love for his people.
“We are glad and satisfied with the way the competition has been going so far, it is a clear indication that Sports is a major component that brings the old, young and everyone together.
“People from all four centres have trooped out en masse to give the Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Memorial Cup a major boost and we are happy about that. Last year we witnessed massive support from everyone in our Constituency and this year, the support is even more.
“Specifically, Rep Bamidele Salam have done a lot in all areas, and coming out again for the second time to give the youths a platform through Sports, shows that he has his people dear to his heart.”
The Competition, which is dedicated in honour of the first Civilian Governor of Osun State, Otunba Isiaka Adeleke is solely sponsored by Rep. Bamidele Salam who represents the good people of Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, and Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun State in the National Assembly.
The final of Competition will come up on the 15th of January 2022 in Ede.
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