A hard fighting Oyo State football team stopped the ambition of Team Lagos from reaching the final of the male football event at the ongoing DAWN Games at the Agege Stadium on yesterday.
The pulsating encounter saw Team Oyo scoring two quick goals in the first half of the match through Tajudeen Sodiq, while efforts of Team Lagos to equalise could only produce a goal in the second half through Michael Andrew.
In the other semi final match, Team Ogun thrashed Team Osun 1-0 to set up a final clash against Team Oyo on today. Lagos coach Leo Lawson blamed defensive errors for the defeat, saying that his boys lost concentration when it mattered.
“Our target now is on the third place match against Team Osun. We beat them in the group stage and I expect my boys to do the same again when we meet for the bronze medal tie. I hope to present a new set of players that had not played since we began this competition,” said Lawson.
Secretary of Ogun State Football Association, Leo Adenekan is however looking forward to his state winning football gold at the expense of Team Oyo.