BOA LAWYERS’ LEAGUE
Olisa Agbakoba Legal’s (OAL) dream of a back-to-back BOA Lawyers Football Tournament title is on course as the 2015 champion takes on T.Oyetibo/B. Osipitan in one of the semi final matches on Sunday at the Astroturf 2000 in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The other semi final clash involves Falana & Falana and Aluko & Oyebode.
To reach the last four stage, Agbakoba went through blood and thunder to snatch the semi ticket from the grips of another past champion, Banwo & Ighodalo with a 1-0 victory.
Now, the defending champion is looking forward to an encore that may not come easy considering the pedigree of T.Oyetibo/B. Osipitan. The later got to the semi in a penalty-shoot out against ADVOCAAT after regulation time deadlocked on a barren note.
T.Oyetibo/B. Osipitan eventually got the nod to the last four on a 2-0 victory in that shoot-out.
Falana & Falana have Tayo Fashanu to thank for the brace that ended the ambition of a past winner, Lagos State Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) while Aluko & Oyebode was the lucky team in the penalty shoot-out with Olajide Oyewole. Aluko & Oyebode scrapped through to the final on a 5-4 victory.
Given the quality of skills displayed in the four matches of the quarter final last weekend, surprises appear to be the watch word as the semi finalists file out on Sunday to see the two teams to match into the grand finale to cap the 2016 edition of the lawyers’ football tournament.
The Bankole Olumide Aluko Football Tournament (BOA), also known as Lawyers’ League, is held in memory of the late lawyer, Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode, who passed on 14 years ago.