Lagos Community Games: Ketu, Ajegunle power into the lead

Posted by News Express, Lagos | 16 September 2012 | 4,243 times

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Teams from Ketu and Ajegunle are leading the table in the Community Games contest among 10 Lagos communities which enters the second and final week tomorrow.

At the close of competition today, Ketu led the Group A table in football by goals difference (+6) though it tied four points each with Surulere, Bariga and Ikorodu in the group. Ajegunle led the Group B table with six points from two matches followed by Agege and Mushin.

Ketu also led the table in table tennis with a clean sweep of 12 points from its four games followed by Obalende and Ikorodu with nine points each. In Group B, Agege was the dominant team in table tennis with 18 points from six games followed by Ajegunle with nine points from six games.

Surulere in Group A and Orile in Group B showed strength in draught with more wins than their opponents. Surulere has 15 points from winning five of its seven games, while Orile garnered 16 points from winning five, losing one and drawing two of its games.

Group A teams are Ketu, Surulere, Bariga, Ikorodu and Obalende while Communities in Group B are Ajegunle, Agege, Orile, Oshodi and Mushin.

Meanwhile, Team Mushin on Sunday defeated the team from Orile Agege 1-0 in football while securing a walk over in tennis as the seventh day of the on-going Community Games powered by Olympic Milk Olympic Milk from the stable of Nutricima ended at the Eko Boys High School Mushin.

In an earlier match, Team Ikorodu pipped Obalende 1-0 in the football tournament that has been the focal point of the Games.

It has been one week of intense competition among 10 communities in Lagos with the football and draught matches drawing sizeable crowds and interest.

The ten competing teams would play their last group matches in the first two days of the week to determine who moves on to the knockout stages of the competition.

Coach Akande Samuel of the winning Team Mushin was very exultant, as Team Mushin had lost its previous matches 2-3 against Team Ajegunle and 0-1 to Team Agege.

Mushin next faces Oshodi and the coach is positive his team would defeat their Oshodi opponents. His optimism stems from their drubbing of Oshodi earlier Sunday in the J-League contest amongst local governments in Lagos. Akande stated: “If we should win our last match, I think there is probability of our moving forward.”

The coach thanked Nutricima Limited for the Community Games initiative, noting: “If we had this kind of tournaments before now, our players would have been exposed and discovered.”

Matches continue on tomorrow at Jubril Martins School Iponri.

*Photo courtesy Sunday Owho

Source: News Express

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