Exciting Start to 2024 NLO League Campaign in Osun Center

Hammola FC and Igbajo United FC kicked off their 2024 New Year Mega Lottery Nationwide League One (NLO) campaign in style with thrilling victories at the Osogbo Township Stadium. The action-packed Saturday saw football enthusiasts on the edge of their seats as the Lee Bombers triumphed over Ijesha Warriors FC with a narrow 1-0 win, while Igbajo United FC dominated Victory Police FC with a commanding 3-0 victory.

Last season’s NLO Osun Center runners-up, Hammola FC, secured three crucial points thanks to a decisive 37th-minute goal by Onifade Gafar. Meanwhile, Igbajo United FC dominated their match, defeating Victory Police FC by a convincing 3-0 scoreline. Goals from former Gombe United winger Olalere Dauda (34th minute), Adebayo Suraj (64th minute), and Okesipe Stephen (79th minute) sealed the win.

In other matches, ASE Ridyem FC of Osogbo battled to a goalless draw against AAYK Football Academy, while HMK FC secured a 1-0 victory over Alaska FC courtesy of a 19th-minute own goal by Afolabi Taofeek. Karamba FC clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win against Fehinty FC, with Kehinde Alexander netting the decisive goal in the 64th minute.

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Following the exhilarating first round of matches, Igbajo United sits atop the Osun Center NLO standings, closely followed by Hammola FC, HMK FC, and Karamba FC, all separated at the top by goal difference.

Current Standings

Igbajo United currently leads the pack due to their superior goal difference, followed by Hammola FC, HMK FC, and Karamba FC – all winners in their opening matches.

Second Round Fixtures Announced!

The excitement continues as the second round of matches kicks off tomorrow, Monday, April 22nd, 2024, at the Osogbo Township Stadium. Here’s the schedule:

  • 8:00 AM: Igbajo United vs. Alaska FC
  • 10:00 AM: Karamba FC vs. Victory Police
  • 12:00 PM: Ijesha Warriors FC vs. AAYK FC
  • 2:00 PM: HMK FC vs. ASE Ridyem FC
  • 4:00 PM: Fehinty FC vs. Hammola FC

Who will maintain their winning streak? Can the teams that drew in the first round find victory? Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming matches!