23rd January, 2012
Jalisco playground, Oshodi, Lagos was jammed packed yesterday with spectators to watch the first round of fights as the 6th National Ram Charging Championship began.
The tournament, organised by Ram Sports Promoters Association a.k.a Ram Owners, will be holding every Sunday and it will end on 19 February.
President of the association, Alhaji Kayode Adumadeyin told P.M.Sports that this year’s competition recorded highest entries with at least 300 rams registered to contest for honour and gifts in eight categories.
“We organised this tournament to entertain Lagosians to cushion the stress after the crisis that followed the removal of fuel subsidy. You can see the crowd and the excitement that the ram charging generated among the spectators. We are here to make ram charging a spectator sport and I’m glad that we are gradually achieving this,” he said.
Secretary of the association, Alhaji Kayode Balogun said that the first round held yesterday produced 150 rams which will be reduced to 75 for next Sunday’s fights.
“We are having eight categories determined through the weights of the rams. Four rams will qualify from each of the categories for the finals,” Alhaji Balogun. “We planned to organise a memorable tourney this year with maximum security guaranteed for the rams and the people,” he said.
Results of the matches decided yesterday show that Coming Soon from Ibadan, Rude Boy (Surulere), Mourinho (Mushin) qualified to next round in Category A, while Maycoil from Ijede, Spartacuss (Sagamu), Division (Oshodi) and Division (Igando) made it through to the next round in Category G.