Falana on solid ground as 16 teams battle for last eight ticket
Unless the unexpected happens tomorrow at the AstroTurf2000, Ikoyi, Lagos, the law firm of Falana & Falana will become the first team in the quarterfinals of the Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) football competition, also known as the Lawyers League. Falana last week defeated Jackson Etti/Edu 4-0 to set the tone for tomorrow’s second leg.
The match of the day is likely to be the tie between Olisa Agbakoba and the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, which first leg ended goalless. Both teams are past champions of the competition and after tomorrow, only one of them will be left to continue pursuing the trophy.
Rickey Tarfa was held to a 2-2 draw by ACAS/UUBO, who they will enter the pitch to sort themselves out, just as SOOB/NICCOM and Wi9se View/Grey Chapel will also battle for a quarterfinal final ticket. Their firs encounter ended goalless.
BA Law/Probitas hold a 1-0 advantage over Punuka going into tomorrow’s decider, while Advoccat and Templars will begin on a clean slate as their first leg ended goalless.
Pinheiro and Babalakin have the arduous task of overcoming their 0-2 deficits when they meet ALP/SPA and Banwo & Ighodalo respectively in the battle for the last eight tickets.
According to officials of AstroTurf 2000, “after the home and away knockout stage, eight teams will automatically qualify and proceed to the quarter finals.
“In the event of a draw, penalties will be deployed as decider. In the shoot out, each team will be entitled to three penalties.
“Teams are advised that a strict observation of kick off times is in force.”
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