Big Boys Emerge, As 20 Teams Secure Premier League Ticket

Ali Lukman of Ifako Ijaiye (left) fights for the ball with Amara Chukwu Uche of Odi-Olowo during their Lagos Junior League match.

•Ali Lukman of Ifako Ijaiye (left) fights for the ball with Amara Chukwu Uche of Odi-Olowo during their Lagos Junior League match.

The 20 teams that would feature in the Premier League, which kicks off later in the year have emerged. The teams qualified after participating in the Lagos Junior League, which ended at the weekend.

•Ali Lukman of Ifako Ijaiye (left) fights for the ball with Amara Chukwu Uche of Odi-Olowo during their Lagos Junior League match.

Those that emerged from Group A are: Agbado Oke Odo Bombers; Oriade F.C; Mosan Okunola F.C; Ayobo Ipaja (Bisi Boys) F.C; completing the list is hard fighting Badagry West F.C.

Group B, which was the most competitive threw up: Surulere F.C; Apapa Golden Boys; Nath Boys; Lagos Island East; and Coker Aguda Bombers. Others are Ojodu F.C; Onigbobgbo Ultimate Strikers; Agege Giants, Ifako Ijaiye; (FKJ United) and Oshodi Isolo  from Group C.

From Group D emerged ; Ikorodu West F.C; Ikosi Isheri F.C; Ikorodu (Ayangburen Warriors) and Kosofe F.C.

To qualify for the maiden edition of the Premier League, the 20 teams played a total of 13 games in their respective groups.

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