OSF 2021: Ife East ousts Orolu, tackles Ejigbo in the Final on Thursday
By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
It was a dramatic victory for Ife East on Monday, October 4 as they defeated Orolu FC via penalties after a goalless draw to reach the football final of the ongoing Osun Sports festival.
Ife East shot-stopper, Muideen Abdulateef was the hero of the match as he saved all the three spot-kicks by Orolu while his players sent Orolu goalkeeper, Yusuf Sodeeq the wrong ways three times to set up a final showdown against Ejigbo who won in the other semi final.
The cagey encounter, watched by Commissioner and Special Adviser on Youth and Sports, Yemi Lawal and Aremo Gboyega Adelabu respectively saw Orolu players blasting away glorious chances as Ife East resulted to tactical time wasting to force the encounter to a shootout.
Ejigbo, in the other match spanked Odo Otin by a lone goal at the Obafemi Awolowo University Sports Complex, Ile Ife to reach the glamorous final. The only goal of the encounter was scored by Fatomide Rasaq in the 71st minute.
Reacting to the victory, Ife East Coach, Gbadeboh Oluwaseyi Janet appreciated God for the victory and promised to deliver the trophy to Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II.
The final will hold on Thursday October 7 at the Osogbo Township Stadium where a renowned hip hop artiste, Adekunle Temitope, a k.a Small Doctor will be performing.