Author: Matimiloju Olawale Kazeem

SUPER NEWS FOR THE ‘SUPER FOUR’

The university of Ilorin students’ union league board committee has announced the inclusion of a new football competition to take place among the teams that finished in the top four positions in the maiden season

The competition however has been termed  ‘super four‘ and will be played by the eligible teams along side the league. The announcement was made at the LBC-Managers meeting held on 15th August,2017.

Speaking on the initiative, the chairman of the board, comrade Opeyemi Ibrahim included “the idea is more or less like the popular champions league,only that ours will be played among the teams that placed one to four on the log in the last season”. He added that it will be an added advantage as well as added challenge to participating teams since they will have to play more games than their counterparts.

CIty boys Fc,H-High Fc,Skillz Fc and Real Eagles Fc finished top of the league in that order and will be the teams to lock horns when the cup kicks off.

The kick off date and fixtures are yet to be announced.

                                              Excel

UNILORIN LEAGUE TO RESUME ACTION IN GRAND STYLE

Back in the month of may when the sport director and chairman of the LBC,comrade Opeyemi Ibrahim popularly known as Izubair together with the secretary of the committee, Excel were hosted on unilorin FM questions regarding the continuation of the league were asked. Since the league came into existence courtesy of his initiative and there was nothing to guarantee that incoming administration into the office will key into the idea.

There was never a hundred percent assurance but both remained optimistic in their responses highlighting the fact that the initiative is far beyond just playing the game. It aims to impact discipline, endurance, commitment and all good behaviors the alma mata seek to instill into her students. It will to a larger extent bring out the leadership qualities in the players and managers,the ability to manage individuals and develop  good human relations. 

The league operates in such a manner that no team would have more than fifty percent of the squad from a particular faculty this is to create the unity and friendly atmosphere which these sports are intended to born.

More so,some of the players play for various clubs outside the school where they partake in competitions but the unique thing about this initiative is that if at all any of them take part in a league competition then the percentage is extremely low. Hence,unilorin league has created the avenue for individuals to be part of a football league competition as well as know what it takes to be a league player. A league is quite different from a cup where fewer games are played. Unilorin league however spans across both semesters and as such put more tasks on its partakers.

The league’s board committee have also put into consideration those whose passion are in officiating stressing that suitable provisions have been made to see to their training. The league aims at preparing individuals for their passion outside the walls of the school. In few years,the committee seek to create a platform where winners of the league will be backed to take part in the country’s professional league. Talents are being discovered and built both in management and on the field.

However,to put smile on the faces of players,managers and lovers of the unilorin league the sports secretary elect,comrade Bashar who is known by the nick Bash’ has declared his intentions to carry on the with the great initiative. Meeting with the LBC on Tuesday, 15th August Bash made this known. The meeting addressed the shortcomings of the previous season as well as ways of improving the first ever university league in the nation in its successive seasons.

Later that day,meeting with the managers held where their points and views were noted. 

Also,it is worthy to note that two teams Dynamic feet Fc and Rising stars Fc have been relegated and details on how new teams will join the train will be announced in the due time. Unilorin league continues… It resumes better and stronger in grand style.

                                                     Excel

CITY BOYS FC CLAIM THE FIRST UNILORIN LEAGUE TITLE

Gafar’s men have stamped their names in history book becoming the champioms of the first of its kind intra university league in the nation.

An idea conceived and masterminded by the sport secretary of the students’ union of the better by far university, com. Izubair kicked off on November 18,2016  where real eagles took on the eventual winners,city who put two past Juwon’s eagles  to send out warnings to their rivals on the opening day.

The victory was only the beginning for a team that have played seventeen matches without recording a loss. Even when a host of their players were sent out to represent the school in the Nigerian universities games in Makurdi and bitter rival H-High fc mounted pressure to swap the positions on the log,city remained calm and held on till the last minute.

They remain the highest scoring side in the league as well as the side with the fewest goals conceded. Before NUGA they had the highest goal scoring forward in Awwal who was eventually beaten to the golden boot award by Forte lewis widesman,Skillz.

City playing forte lewis in the final game of the season was a formality as a defeat to the unbeatable lions cold no longer take their hands off the title. They have trained,they have fought and conquered- they are now champions even though their final day encounter with forte ewis ended in a 1-1 draw.
While the ‘rising stars’ never rose neither was there any thing ‘dynamic’ in dynamic feet fc,city have shown they knew their strength and worth when they called themselves the ‘unbeatable lions‘.

PAGE-PAGE- City Boys FC Belong To The White Garment Churches

Marine fc for the first time in the season have recorded two victories in a row in their last two outings.

First it was the narrow 1-bill win against Zeus fc last mid week followed by 3-mill thrashing of forte lewis last saturday. However,the new found form and tactical upgrade has made marine a threat to other teams and a force to reckon with as the curtain sets to be dropped on the league. Continue reading “PAGE-PAGE- City Boys FC Belong To The White Garment Churches”

Nsofor’s Brace Compound Rising Stars Woes

The real eagles top scorer maintained his scoring form in a clash with the bottom ranked side whose chances of featuring in the league next season become dampened following just two wins in thirteen outings. Continue reading “Nsofor’s Brace Compound Rising Stars Woes”

H-High Trump Skillz In Five Goals Thriller

Twice skillz fc came from behind to level scores but it was Legacy’s men who came out on top in the end.

High went ahead through Ridwan’s strike in the fifth minute before skills Chijioke restored balance eleven minutes later to draw the match into half time draw. Continue reading “H-High Trump Skillz In Five Goals Thriller”

MARINE-We’ll take it tough on the final six 

Marine head coach has made it known that the morale of his side is extremely high and they are ready to push hard in the closing games.

The trainer took charge earlier this year when former head coach resigned due to poor results;but he has taken the challenges upon himself to see that marine remain in the top flight next season although the results so far have not been appealing to him as well. Continue reading “MARINE-We’ll take it tough on the final six “

CITY BOYS’ TITLE HOPE HIT A COLD WALL

Gafar’s city have remained unbeaten in twelve matches and face the toughest test yet as most of their big names are set to miss out on the last rounds due to participation in the Nigerian Universities Games(NUGA). Continue reading “CITY BOYS’ TITLE HOPE HIT A COLD WALL”

TOP FOUR FINISH WITHIN OUR REACH-Ayobami

Zeus FC’s head coach,Ayobami is adamant his team could earn a top four spot in the current campaign.

The bolts found another way of doing it right in the second half of the season and have ranked themselves as one of the forces to be reckoned with in the league having leveled points with Real eagles who currently occupy the fourth spot on goals difference.

They  were arguably the most active in the transfer market with the acquisition of sole’s Kizito a major fillip. Asked Continue reading “TOP FOUR FINISH WITHIN OUR REACH-Ayobami”