The quarter final battles in the ongoing 2016 Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Lawyers Football Tournament are to begin today with Lagos State Justice Ministry (LSMJ) taking the opening shot against one of the favourites Falana & Falana at 2pm.
In another game two hours later, ADVOCAAT and Tayo Oyetibo/Bayo Osipitan are to fight for the semi final ticket.
The third quarterfinal will see Olajide Oyewole locking horns with Aluko & Oyebode, while the battle between Banwo & Ighodalo and Olisa Agbakoba Legal will bring the games of the last eight to a close.
To the quarterfinals, Falana & Falana beat Pinheiro 3-0, while LSMJ defeated AELEX 2-1, just as Banwo & Ighodalo edged out SCOOB/Renascence 1-0.
Olisa Agbokoba Legal got its quarterfinals ticket by beating Simmons Cooper/Femi Atoyebi 1-0; Advocaat beat Aluko & Oyebode 1-0, while Olajide Oyewole and Tayo Oyetibo/Bayo Osipitan drew 1-1.
Advocaat and Olajide Oyewole joined the quarterfinals train as best losers based on the goals they scored during normal play. Both teams finished in the seventh and eighth positions respectively after the last round of matches.
This year’s edition of the Lawyers League began with 16 teams drawn from some of the biggest law firms in the country, who gather every Sunday at the AstroTurf 2000 Ikoyi to vie for honours in football.