A goal that focuses on the unity and progress in the community is the bedrock of emancipation.
The novelty March in Igbogbo is an annual event organized by 'The initiative group' to unite the people of Igbogbo community together so as to promote peace and a formidable coexistence.
It was initiated almost a decade ago to bring friends, families and oldies together. No wonder the Novelty Match was fixed for Easter fiesta just to ensure that everyone is present.
The Match was kicked off at exactly 4:30pm between Orange team and Yellow team under a peaceful atmosphere. It was a great encounter between the two teams in which the teams refused to score until 33minutes when Gbenga Ogunlewe of Yellow team put the ball at the back of the net to record the only goal in the first half.
However, the second half was more interesting as the Orange team refused to bow to the Yellow team. Otunba Adebowale Ogunade level the score line through penalty kick to make it 1-1 in the 51minutes of the game. Nevertheless, the Orange team increased the tally to 3 goals before the Yellow team could put one back in the 85minutes.
The Match which ended 3-2 in favour of the Orange team saw a superlative performance from Babatunde Onasanya, Adebowale Ogunade, Gbenga Ogunlewe, Taiwo Orenuga, Okoloba and the rest of others.
The Match could have gone otherwise if the No 1 Goalkeeper of the Yellow team, *Hon. Babajimi Benson, MHR*, was on the field of play but he was unavoidably absent and *Oba Kasali's Orange Team* carried the day.
The organisers, Laja Kehinde, Tolu Faniyi, Comr. Kazeem Ogunmuyiwa, Sule Adelakun, Jelili Ogunmuyiwa and the rest of them promised that the next edition will be more explosive.
Among the guests that present were the Sole Administrator, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Mrs Bolanle Basorun, Comrade Olusesan Daini, Mr Adeniji from Abuja, the Match Commissioner, Prince Jimoh Ogunmuyiwa, Shakiru Seidu, Adewale Bolowotan, among others.
The Publisher, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine
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