The prominent Agbaje, Agbaje law firm in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital has defeated the highly rated team of Lateef Fagbemi & Co , with 4 goals to 2 , in the finals of the Aare Afe Babalola SAN / Ibadan Bar League football competition to clinch the coveted trophy .
Eight teams from different law firms in Ibadan , Oyo state participated in this year’s Aare Afe Babalola ,SAN / Ibadan Bar Football League , which commenced on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at the Olubadan stadium.
After 45 minutes , the Emmanuel Chambers players were able to prove their superiority over Makanjuola Esan & Co , with 4-2 win , to emerge third position , trailing Lateef Fagbemi & Co , who came second in the competition .
Five teams , eliminated in the league include Adeniyi Akintola SAN & Co, Bandele Aiku SAN & Co, Olujimi & Akeredolu , Makanjuola Esan & Co, and M.F. Lana Chambers .
Apart from the trophy , and medals , the winners of the football league went away with a cash prize of N250,000 , while the teams that emerged second and third place got N150,000 and N100,000 respectively .
However, the football league was solely sponsored by the Afe Babalola & Co ; comprising the four branches ( Ibadan, Lagos , Abuja , and Port-Harcourt ) to celebrate and honor the founder/Principal , Aare Afe Babalola do his contribution to legal practice and to Nigeria at large.
Earlier , Mr. Oluwasina Ogungbade , a Partner at Afe Babalola & Co , said the football competition was part of the NBA Week , while the football league would be held annually in honor of Aare Afe Babalola .
He explained that the NBA Ibadan branch co -hosted the football competition amongst the legal practitioners within the Ibadan Bar famously known as the Premier Bar to celebrate the nation ‘s legal icon , Aare Afe Babalola.
He said ” we have chosen to use football as a mark of honour for our founder/ Principal because of his love and passion for football , our founder/Principal always finds time to watch good football despite his very busy working schedule”.
Besides, he said the competition has increase the bonding and deepen the friendship amongst lawyers in the premier bar .
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