Top 7 Players from the 2024 Osun Governor’s Cup

Top 7 Players from the 2024 Osun Governor’s Cup

The 2024 edition of the School Sports Osun Governor’s Cup showcased the extraordinary talent and skill of young footballers from across the state. After an exhilarating final match between Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo, and Lanreleke Sports Academy, Ile-Ogbo, the tournament came to a thrilling conclusion. Throughout the competition, Futball Naija, a renowned Nigerian-based football news website, carefully observed and selected the top 7 standout players who left an indelible mark on the tournament.

Let’s delve into our list of the top 7 players from the 2024 Osun Governor’s Cup:

1- Oyeniran Peter:

Top 7 Players from the 2024 Osun Governor’s Cup

Oyeniran Peter, who wears the number 10 jersey for Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo, emerged as the most valuable player of the tournament despite his team finishing as runners-up in this year’s edition of the Osun Governors Cup after losing to Lanre Leke Sports Academy 5-4 on penalties. He is also the highest goal scorer with 11 goals in the competition. Playing from the right wing, he is a quick, strong, tricky, and talented winger who is also capable of playing as a more central attacking midfielder or on either side of the pitch, although he is predominantly a left-footed player. Possessing a slender frame, Peter is an agile, creative, and highly technical player who possesses excellent dribbling skills and ball control, as well as great pace, stamina, movement, and acceleration. These attributes allow him to beat players easily in one-on-one situations. He is also gifted with excellent vision, set-piece delivery, passing, and crossing ability, which allow him to function effectively as a playmaker and as an assist provider. Additionally, he is capable of scoring goals himself, as evidenced by his emergence as the highest goal scorer of the competition.

2- Atolagbe David, Lanre Leke’s Number 10 Jersey:

Top 7 Players from the 2024 Osun Governor’s Cup

Atolagbe David is arguably the best player of the tournament. A very fast right winger who was unstoppable and a match winner any day. He continuously tormented defenders throughout this year’s Governor’s Cup, and he was the one who took the winning penalty for Lanre Leke Sports Academy, securing them the championship in the final match against Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo. David possesses special abilities that cannot be ignored. He is highly skilled in the right wing position, constantly causing headaches for opposing defenders. After coming on as a substitute in the semi-final, he caused many problems for the defenders of Anglican Grammar School, Ife, and one of his runs led to a penalty after he was fouled in the box. Professional football clubs have been vying for his signature, and even Osun United Football Club of Osogbo has registered their interest in the right winger.

3- Abdullahi Jamiu (Ataoja School of Science Number 14 Jersey):

Top 7 Players from the 2024 Osun Governor’s Cup

Abdullahi Jamiu played as a defensive midfielder for the tournament’s runner-up, Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo. Jamiu is known for his vision, ball control, technique, creativity, and passing ability. He was very consistent for Ataoja School of Science in this competition. He is known for his composure in possession and drew praise for his touch, technique, balance, elegance, close control, and dribbling ability, as well as his flair and creativity in beating players with feints during one-on-one situations to retain the ball and create space for himself to play and receive passes. His reactions and ability to anticipate plays also enabled him to cover ground in midfield and intercept passes despite his lack of pace. Additionally, he fulfills the gritty responsibilities for his team in the middle of the park.

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4- Abdulazeez Ibrahim (Ataoja School of Science Number 4 Jersey):

Top 7 Players from the 2024 Osun Governor’s Cup

Abdulazeez Ibrahim, who wears the number 4 jersey for Ataoja School of Science, is the midfield partner of Abdullahi Jamiu, who is also on this list. Ibrahim is a playmaker with outstanding vision, awareness, and football intelligence. His movement, positional sense, inventive play, anticipation, and ability to read the game contribute to his effectiveness on the field. Additionally, his wide range of distribution enables him to play the ball quickly and retain possession even under pressure. Ibrahim is capable of executing precise, short exchanges with teammates and is known for attempting riskier and more difficult passes. He is particularly renowned for his extremely accurate long-range passing, both on the ground and in the air, despite being naturally right-footed.

5- Muyideen Mujib:

Since the beginning of the competition, Muyideen Mujib has maintained unwavering consistency playing in the role of number 10 for Lanre Leke Sports Academy, who eventually emerged as the winners.

Wearing the number 11 jersey for Lanre Leke Sports Academy, Muyideen was the creative spark behind Lanre Leke’s attack. Mujib’s vision and set-piece deliveries were instrumental in their success. His powerful left foot and physical presence added another dimension to their offense. Additionally, he excels in passing and crossing, enabling him to serve effectively as both a playmaker and an assist provider. With a powerful left foot, he exhibits excellent passing skills and is entrusted with the duties of taking free kicks and corner kicks. Furthermore, he demonstrates exceptional strength and physicality on the ball, defying his stature.

6- Mudiri Godspower (Lanre Leke Sports Academy Number 8 Jersey):

Lanre Leke Sports Academy’s number 8 is another promising player for the future. Godspower is a hard-working and solid attacking midfielder who tirelessly strives to win possession and distribute the ball to his teammates. A tireless box-to-box midfielder, Godspower provided a vital link between defense and attack. He has also demonstrated his ability to play on the wings on numerous occasions throughout the 2024 Osun State Governor’s Cup. Additionally, he exhibits smooth passing, maintains neat possession, and displays remarkable versatility on the field. Furthermore, he has scored a couple of goals, including a penalty in the semi-final match.

7- Adedeji Peter:

The only goalkeeper on our list of top 7 players in the 2024 School Sports Osun Governors Cup is Adedeji Peter, the goalkeeper of Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo, who also emerged as the best goalkeeper of the tournament. He made crucial saves throughout the competition, and for those who witnessed the final match at the Osogbo Township Stadium, you will agree with us that Adedeji Peter is indeed a goalkeeper with a bright future. His outstanding performance, especially in the final, was amazing, earning him applause from the entire stadium. His strengths include strong shot-stopping (reflexes), proficiency in saving long shots, and superb concentration, ensuring he doesn’t get carried away.

These young talents have a promising future ahead. With continued development, they have the potential to make a significant impact on Nigerian football. The Osun Governor’s Cup has proven to be a breeding ground for future stars, and fans will be eager to see how these players progress in the years to come.