Osi FC emerges winner of the 3rd edition of Hon (Barr) Abiola Abdulkareem Football Competition, with the final score : OSI FC 2- Omu Aran FC -1
The final match of the competition sponsored by Hon(Barr) Abiola Abdulkareem – Jagunlabi, an APC stalwart and an aspirant in the last primary election , was decided at the Osi Central Secondary School football pitch.
For some years now, the tournament has been a discovery and encouragement platform for the youths at the grassroots level and sport lovers across the state. This edition had many Community teams across the constituency
The occasion was graced by His Royal Highness Oba Saliu Abdulkareem Adasofegbe Arowobeku 1, the Olosi of Osi and chairman Ekiti traditional council who was also acompanied by His Royal Highness , Alara of Isare Opin, Elepe of Epe Opin, the Aare musulumi of Osi Alhaji Abdulkareem Olajide and the Osi youth council President, Mr Kayode Sam Bamidele Ogborogan
In His royal remark , The Olosi of Osi described the legal luminary as a role model and a true son of the soil. The traditional ruler urged the youth of the community to emulate and compliment the good gesture of Barr Abdulkareem by remaining law abiding at all time.
The chairman of the organising committee for the tournament, Ibukun Owolabi, said this year’s event provided an opportunity to identify young talented footballers in the state and further create purposeful engagement for the youth of the state. Owolabi then applauded the founder of Jagunlabi foundation, Barr Abiola Abdulkareem for his love for the youth and support towards the development of sports at the grassroot level.
Before the final, Osi Utd had thrashed Ayedun FC 4-0 in the semi-finals while Unique FC of Omu-Aran made it to the final after a 8-7 victory over Formidable FC of Osi in a semi-final match that earlier ended 2-2 during regulation time.
While the winners went home with cash prices, outstanding individual players, teams, officials were also recognised and rewarded.
The tournament had teams from Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero local government areas of Kwara.