The maiden edition of Aare Afe Babalola SAN/ Ibadan Bar Association Football league will be kicked off tomorrow 4th Dec 2019
The league which is jointly organized by Afe Babalola & co ( Emanuel Chamber)and Nigeria Bar Association NBA ,Ibadan Branch is part of the activities marking this year law week celebration
Eight Chambers are to participate in the five aside, forty minutes match which will be played at Olubadan stadium Iyaganku Ibadan between 4th and 11th December
The participating chambers includes Agbaje Agbaje, Adeniyi Akintola SAN & co, Maknajuola Esan, Esan SAN & co which forms group A while group B includes, Emmanuel Chambers, Olujimi & Akeredolu, Lateef Fagbemi & co and M.F Lana chambers.
Briefing newsmen on the development, Mr Oluwasina Ogunbade, said the competition which is strictly for layers is being organized to celebrate and honour Chief Afebabalola SAN for his contributions to legal practice and Nigeria at large.
Lectures have been organized in his honour, many books have been written about him but we have choose to use football as a mark of honour for him because of his love and passion for the game .” Our founder /Principal always finds time to watch good football despite his very busy working schedule’
Ogunbade said further that ´This is the first edition and its going to be annual event to be held as part of the Law week celebration of the Ibadan Bar. This competition will increase the bonding and deepen friendship among lawyers, in the premier bar. A cash award of the sum OF N250,000 will be given to the winning team; N150,000 to the 2nd placed team and N100.000 to the third placed