Hope brightens for Afe Babalola & Co players at the ongoing Afe Babalola/ Ibadan Bar Football League tournament as the team thrashed the hard fighting players of Olujimi, Akeredolu 3-2 in the quarter-final match played yesterday.

As it stands,  Afe Babalola & Co, Bandele Aiku & Co, Lateef Fagbemi & Co, and Adebayo, Gbadamosi & Co have qualified for semi-finals in the tournament.

The victorious Afe Babalola & Co players, who came from 1-0 down in the first half of the match, proved their superiority over the Olujimi, Akeredolu & Co team in the second half of the tension soaked game to defeat their opponent with 3-2.

Speaking after the game, the Coach of the Afe Babalola & Co team, Mr. Kelly Ogbe, who is the Deputy Head of Chambers, Afe Babalola & Co, described the victory as well deserving.

“We are all lawyers. The fact is that some teams are stronger than other teams. There are some teams that did not have time to prepare very well, the workload of lawyers is very high.  At times, you find a situation where some teams don’t have time to prepare very well.  And we are not young, we are adults to some extent, so there is bound to be some lapses in some teams unlike the others,” he said.

The tournament, which is the third edition of the competition organized in honour of a prominent legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola SAN will end on Friday 9th December 2021.

The football competition is in partnership with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ibadan branch and will form part of the 2021 Law Week celebration of the Ibadan Bar

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