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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE 


Its a four horse race for the Golden Shoe award of the 8th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup pre-season tournament holding in Ilorin, Kwara State after it recorded 30 goals from 12 matches. 

The tourney has proven to be a goal feast, recording an average of 2.5 goals per match and with no game ending in a barren draw.


The strike force of Osuagwu Victor and Yussuf Ibrahim are joint top scorers of the nation's first and prestigious pre-season tourney having scored three (3) goals each and all Remo Stars six (6) goals.

Daniel Barnabas who has two Ogunjobi Gold Cup medals in his trophy cabinet, having won the tourney in the colours of Lobi Stars 2016 and Sunshine Stars 2018, is also gunning for the Golden Shoe award having scored two (2) goals for Gombe United.


ABS FC David Okorom is also on the chat with two (2) goals. The quartet of Osuagwu, Ibrahim, Barnabas and Okorom could add to their goal tallies as their teams go head-to-head in the semi-finals.

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Favorites Remo Stars will be having its hands full against Gombe United in the first semis billed for 8am

Wednesday's second semi-final is an Ilorin Derby between arch rivals ABS FC and Kwara United. The cracker is set for 4pm local time.


Meanwhile Remo Stars were the best attacking side scoring six (6) goals while Kwara United were the defensive team after it shipped in a goal in the shocking lone goal loss to the Sky Blues Stars from Ikenne. 

36 Lion showed that they are the rookies of the tourney. Making their debut, the Nation-Wide League One (NLO) team conceded six (6) goals and didn't score in the tourney.

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