After weeks of thrilling, nail-biting, tension-filled football, we finally have the two teams who will take the field at the Finals of the 2014 ICOC Lagos Football Competition hoping to lift the trophy and bring joy to everyone in their respective regions.
In a final the well-organised tournament deserves, the competition’s defending champions, the Ojo-Apapa region, coming off of one of the most one-sided matches in the semi-finals, defeated the hard-working Campus region 4-0 in a rain-soaked encounter while the Ogba-Agege region saw off the hard-fighting Surulere region 2 – 1 in the other semi-final match-up. Ogba-Agege is hoping to win their fifth title but will go up against a team that is yet to be breached.
To get to this stage, Ogba-Agege had won all its matches, conceding just one goal while Ojo-Apapa dropped points in their goalless draw with the Somolu-Mushin region. They have scored eleven goals while conceding none so far, relying on their very effective team attack and midfielders. The last time they faced each other in the 2011 semi-finals, Ojo-Apapa defeated Ogba-Agege 2 – 0.
Surulere and Campus will battle it out for the 3rd placed match
In the women category, history-chasing Ojo-Apapa hoping to become the first region to win both the men and women competition, play the defending champions, Egbeda. While Surulere battles Ikeja-Ketu for the 3rd placed match.
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FIXTURES FOR WEEK 4
(3RD PLACE AND FINAL GAMES)
SURU LERE VS IKEJA-KETU 12:50PM – 13:30PM
OJO APAPA VS EGBEDA 12:50AM – 13:30PM
SURU LERE VS CAMPUS 13:45PM – 15:25PM
OGBA AGEGE VS OJO APAPA 15:40PM – 17:25PM
CLOSING CEREMONY (NOVELTY MATCH) 12:00PM – 12:45PM
The game shall be played for 40mins (20mins per half and 5mins rest). The novelty game shall be for 40 & above vs. the Veterans 90s to 2000
DURATION FOR WOMEN GAME SHALL BE 40 MINUTES
The third place match female to be 40mins(15mins per half and 10mins rest)
Women final – 40(15mins per half and 10mins rest)
Men third place – 90mins(40mins per half and 10mins rest)
Men final – 105mins (45mins per half and 15mins rest)
THERE SHALL BE EXTRA TIME GIVEN IF TWO TEAMS END THEIR GAME IN A
DRAW AFTER THE REGULATION TIME (men and women 3rd place and final games).
PENALTY KICKS SHALL BE TAKEN BY BOTH TEAMS TO DECIDE THE WINNER IF THERE IS NO WINNER AFTER 30 MINUTES EXTRA TIME.
Result of Week 3 Matches (Semi finals)
Surulere 1 (P) vs Egbeda 2 (P)
Ojo Apapa 3 vs Ikeja Ketu 0
Ogba Agege 2 vs Surulere 1
Ojo Apapa 4 vs Campus 0