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AZ Zola to battle Abu Babes in Lagos JOF U-13 Football Cup final

AZ Zola to battle Abu Babes in Lagos JOF U-13 Football Cup final

The month-long Lagos State JOF U-13 Football Championship will end on Sunday at the Campos Mini Stadium in Lagos Island AZ Zola of Ijegun battling Abu Babes of Ibeju Lekki in the final match.

Before the final game, the third-place match will be played between Aguda United from Surulere and Zamaj Babes from Dopemu.

The competition, which is strictly for youngsters under 13 years in Lagos State, is being sponsored by JOF Nigeria Limited, an integrated logistics services provider with subsidiaries in properties and investment portfolios.

It is organised by the Lagos State Grassroots Soccer Association.

Already, preparation for a glamorous final ceremony is in top gear with important dignitaries signifying their intention of gracing the final. The management of JOF Nigeria Limited will be led by the Managing Director/CEO of the company, Dr. Segun Olugboyegun, while other guests are Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Adetilewa Adebajo, the Chairman, stationery Stores Football Club, Lagos, Dr. Remi Oni, Executive Director, First Bank Plc, Marina, Lagos, and Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

Many corporate companies are also expected at the final. They are Nigerian Breweries Plc, Nestle Nigeria Plc, First Bank Plc, UAC Foods, Dufil Prima Foods Ltd and A & P Foods Limited.

The competition started with 32 teams in all the local government areas on Saturday, January 25 at the Evans Square Playground, Ebute Metta where matches in the preliminaries and knockout stages were played.