My passion for football dates back to over 30 years ago. The passion developed over a long period of time from primary school through to the university and law school, till this very moment.
I have fed this passion over the years and it has been part of my life. Despite being a practicing lawyer, I still make out time for football and I consider it imperative to workout every week. In view of this, I decided to use my passion as a nucleus to connect other distinguished legal practitioners who share the same passion.
In 2017, I decided to use my company as a platform to deliver sports entertainment amongst legal practitioners at the doorstep of every lawyer in Abuja who shares the same passion with me. It has been an amazing journey so far considering the fact that in 2017 we set a record in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja when we hosted the maiden edition of ‘THE ABUJA SUPER 5 CUP 2017’ (BEYOND THE COURT ROOM) between the 18th – 26th days of November, 2017, at Eden Garden, Utako, Abuja.
It was a successful event as lawyers from across the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja who participated fully in the competition testified to how wonderful the experience was. There were six(6) teams in all which were made up of about 60 players (ALL LAWYERS) drawn from about (30) thirty law firms across the city which included but not limited to: OLUJINMI & AKEREDOLU SAN & Co, TAIRU ADEBAYO & CO, AHMED RAJI SAN & CO, YUSUF ALI SAN & CO, LATEEF O. FAGBEMI SAN & CO, MEXIS & ASSOCIATES, CHARLES EDOSOMWAN SAN & CO, ALEX IZIYON SAN & CO, AWA U. KALU SAN & CO, DELVE SOLICITORS, GREENWICH PARTNERS, AJUDUA PAUL E.H & ASSOCIATES, OMINIKE & CO, I. MUSA & ASSOCIATES, POLARIS SOLICITORS etc.
It was a thrilling experience as these law firms came together to form teams. The competition was keenly contested with TEAM MEXIS emerging as the eventual winner of a keenly contested final match that ended in penalties after a 5-5- draw at the end of extra time.
Last year 2018, we had THE ABUJA SUPER 5 CUP 2018: LATEEF OLASUNKANMI FAGBEMI (SAN) CUP 2018 (L.O.F CUP 2018) which held between the 7th – 21st days of April, 2018 in honour of the legal luminary. Unlike the maiden edition, last year’s competition had 12 teams in participation.
The 12 teams cut across over 30 law firms amongst whom were: OLUJINMI & AKEREDOLU & CO, AHMED RAJI SAN & CO, LATEEF O. FAGBEMI SAN & CO, YUSUF O. ALI SAN & CO, IKPEAZU SAN & CO, CHARLES EDOSOMWAN SAN & CO, KANU AGABI SAN & CO, TAIRU ADEBAYO & CO, DELE OYE AND ASSOCIATES, YAKUBU PHILIMON & CO, MEXIS & ASSOCIATES, ALEX IZIYON SAN & CO, AWA U. KALU SAN & CO, DELVE SOLICITORS, GREENWICH PARTNERS, AJUDUA PAUL E.H & ASSOCIATES, OMINIKE & CO, I. MUSA & ASSOCIATES, POLARIS SOLICITORS ETC, wherein the defending champions TEAM MEXIS of Mexis & Associates emerged as the winner for the second time running.
This year’s competition is the ABUJA LAWYERS’ LEAGUE 2019 tagged CHIEF AKINLOLU CHARLES OLUJINMI (SAN)(CON) FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2019 (C.A.C.O.L 2019) in honour of CHIEF AKINLOLU CHARLES OLUJINMI (SAN)(CON) and is scheduled to hold from 2nd day of March 2019 to the 5th day of May, 2019 at the Maitama Sports and Garden Café, Maitama, Abuja.
We are putting plans in place to beat our previous record by having a gathering of about 200 players (ALL LAWYERS). This year 2019, we changed from Abuja Super 5 to Abuja Lawyers League and same was sponsored in the name of Chief Akinlolu Charles Olujimi Football League (2019), we have 14 teams in contention for the glory of being called the CHAMPION.
The major aim of the organisers is to make sure we deliver topnotch Sports competition at every lawyers doorstep. We hope to make other Sports and games available in the nearest future. Thank you.