It’s Down to Four in the ICOC Lagos Football Competition

THE GAMES REPLAYED – It is said that good things come to those who wait, and the patience of fans at the 2014 ICOC Lagos Football Competition was certainly rewarded handsomely as the group stages reached a dramatic and pulsating conclusion. Of the 10 Regions registered for both the men and women competitions, just 4 made it to the Semi-finals

10668792_10152776883832320_7603986155110277284_oIMG_6369The big guns, Ogba-Agege, Surulere and Ojo-Apapa regions made it through to the semis as expected while debutants at this stage and dark horses of the competition, the energetic Campus, toppled the applecart by upsetting highly favoured Ikeja-Ketu region to progress to this stage for the first time ever! The quartet will go head to head this weekend for places in the Finals which will see the well organized Ogba-Agege battling with the compact Surulere while hot favorites and defending champions, the Ojo-Apapa region squaring up against the Campus.

Team Campus
Team Campus

In the women’s event, meanwhile, the Ojo-Apapa region looks unstoppable with the brilliant Ruth Nwaneri while the Surulere region arrives at this stage with determination and style. While Ojo-Apapa plays against the Ikeja-Ketu region in the first Semi-final, defending champions, Egbeda regions entertains Surulere in the final semi. Whoever comes out tops in both semis, we are guaranteed a spectacular grande finale in both the men and women events.

IMG_9956The competition continues this weekend and if you are in Lagos, come witness this spectacle at the National Institute of Sports Training pitch of the National Stadium in Surulere from 10 am.




4th October 2014 – Week One (Men)

Ikeja-Ketu 0 vs. Campus 2

Ogba-Agege 4 vs. Oshodi- Isolo 0

Surulere 0 vs. Ikorodu 0

Ojo-Apapa 0 vs. Shomolu-Mushin 0

Islands 0 vs. Egbeda 1


WEEK 2 MATCHES 11/10/14

Oshodi-Isolo 0 vs. Ojo-Apapa 7

Campus 0 vs. Ikorodu 0

Egbeda 2 vs. Ikeja-Ketu 2

Islands 0 vs. Ogba-Agege 2

Shomolu-Mushin 1 vs. Surulere 4

Week 1 Matches (Women)

Ikeja-Ketu 0 vs. Campus 0

Ogba-Agege 0 vs. Oshodi- Isolo 0

Surulere 3 vs. Ikorodu 0

Ojo-Apapa 4 vs. Shomolu-Mushin 1

Islands 0 vs. Egbeda 1



Week 2 Matches 11/10/14

Oshodi-Isolo 1 vs. Ojo-Apapa 6

Campus 0 vs. Ikorodu 0

Egbeda 0 vs. Ikeja-Ketu 1

Islands 0 vs. Ogba-Agege 0

Shomolu-Mushin 0 vs. Surulere 1


Semi-Final Pairings

Ogba-Agege  vs. Surulere 11:00 AM – 1:00PM
Ojo-Apapa vs. Campus 1:30 PM  – 3:30PM



Ojo-Apapa vs. Ikeja-Ketu

Egbeda vs. Surulere (Time for both matches – 10am – 10:30am)


Highest Goals Scorers


Izuchukwu Egemba      Ojo -Apapa        4 Goals

Chidi Ughor                    Egbeda              3 Goals

Yinka Fowowe               Ogba-Agege      3 Goals

Opeyemi Philips                  ‘’                    2 Goals

Tony Onojeve                Ojo-Apapa         2 Goals



Ruth Nwaneri    Ojo-Apapa         7 Goals

Rose Atumu            ‘’                     2 Goals

Ada Onuoha        Surulere           2 Goals



The stat 
 – There were no red cards shown over the entirety of the first round. And spare some thoughts for the hard-fighting Ikorodu region who exited without conceding a goal. Of the teams remaining, only Campus, Ogba-Agege and Ojo-Apapa are yet to pick the ball from their nets. While in the women competition, Surulere and Ikeja-Ketu regions are yet to concede.


7 – The number of goals Ojo- Apapa region has scored in the completion and all the goals came in one match, against the Oshodi-Isolo region making it the most one-sided match in the competition’s history. And also the total number scored by the mercurial Ruth Nwaneri of the Ojo-Apapa region in the women’s event making her the hot favourite for both the Golden boots and Golden Balls award.


10 – The total number of goals the Ojo-Apapa female team has scored in just 2 matches.  

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