Agbakoba, Falana Battle for BOA Lawyers League Title


Duro Ikhazuagbe

The final game of the 2017 BOA Lawyers Football Tournament scheduled for sunday is a repeat of last year’s finalists as Olisa Agbakoba Legal and Falana & Falana return to settle scores.  Last year, Falana & Falana smiled away from the Astroturf 2000 venue with the ultimate prize after defeating OAL in a thrilling final game. For the players from Apapa-based Agbakoba, the rematch is payback time as they cannot afford to play second fiddle a second consecutive time.

Last weekend, OAL showed their determination to succeed with the ruthless manner they dispatched Templars in the first semi final. Owolabi Dare scored a hat trick in the 5-0 crushing of Templars.

Now, the war song in OAL camp is vengeance. They are determined to wrestle the trophy from the grip of the defending champions.

Falana & Falana on the other hand remain unfazed by the boasting coming from Agbakoba camp. A top official of the law firm told THISDAY that they are not bothered by whatever high goals OAL may have been firing before the final.

“You know we are not bothered by whatever anybody may be saying. We are capable of winning the cup again on Sunday (today),” stressed the team official.

Agbakoba won the 2015 edition before being dethroned by Falana last year. Both teams qualified from Group B pairing to get this final.

 The 15th edition of the annual Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Football Tournament for law firms kicked off on Sunday, February 26 at the Astroturf 2000 Facility in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The tournament is held in memory of the late notable lawyer, Mr. Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode (A & O).