As the the 61st Annual General Conference of Nigerian Bar Association, AGC fast approaches and the draw for the football competition at the conference gets nearer, the football team of NBA Osogbo Branch has boasted that they are participating in the competition for trophy not as a jamboree.
This was the position of some members of the team after training at the main bowl of Osogbo City Stadium, Osogbo on Sunday..
In a release, the Publicity Secretary of NBA, Osogbo, Dawood Iyiola Ajetunmobi, Esq, said that all the members of the team are in high spirit and hope to win the trophy at the competition.
While speaking during the training,the Captain of the team, Hassan Agbelekale, Esq who doubles as the Chairman of the branch. disclosed that in the last 5 weeks, the team has been engaging in rigorous physical training that will enhance the stamina of the team for the full duration of each match during the competition.This, according to him, is in addition to the strenuous training capable of making a professional footballer green with envy.
“With the level of our training and preparation so far, we are the team to beat at the competition. We are going to the competition not for jamboree but to win the trophy”
Other members of the team such as Abbass, Kayode, Pelumi and Sonaike who spoke at the training exude high level of confidence and expressed their readiness to actively participate in the competition and bring the trophy back to Osogbo.
The Coach of the team, Mr Abdul Lateef Abiola also boasted that his team will win the competition. He asserted that in term of fitness the team is as “fit as fiddle.” He added that his boys have already done their medicals and have been given clean slate as far as medical fitness is concerned.
“In terms of ball possession, ball distribution and defence,my boys are very superb. Our team will treat the conferees to the best of football in Port Harcourt”
If the level of confidence and preparation of members of football team of Nigerian Bar Association, Osogbo Branch are anything to go by, the saying that the spirit of olympic is to participate but not to win has no place with the team as far as the football competition at AGC is concerned.
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