• Fri. Jul 12th, 2024

Ife Anglican Grammar School has been expelled from the Osun School Sports Governors Cup final on allegations of cheating.The Local Organizing Committee received a protest claiming that Ife Anglican Grammar School used six non-school players in their semi-final match against Lanre Leke Sports Academy, Ile Ogbo.

The Local Organizing Committee received a protest claiming that Ife Anglican Grammar School used six non-school players in their semi-final match against Lanre Leke Sports Academy, Ile Ogbo.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that the players in question had left the school three years ago, which violated the tournament’s rules.The Local Organizing Committee, led by Yomi Elijah, conducted a thorough investigation that involved verifying the players’ registration forms with the Ministry of Education in Osogbo.

The Local Organizing Committee, led by Yomi Elijah, conducted a thorough investigation that involved verifying the players’ registration forms with the Ministry of Education in Osogbo.

The forms were found to have been doctored, and the committee concluded that Ife Anglican Grammar School had indeed used ineligible players. As a result, the school was disqualified from participating in the final.”From our findings, we discovered that Ife Anglican Grammar School used players that have left the school 3 years ago.

“From our findings, we discovered that Ife Anglican Grammar School used players that have left the school 3 years ago.

“I recall before the kick-off of the tournament, we had a meeting with all the Zonal Heads in Osogbo where rules were spelt out to all the participating schools. One of such rules was to use players who were no longer students of such schools.”We got a hint of this abnormality from Ife Anglican Grammar School in the quarter-finals and we to go verify the players in question from the Ministry of Education in Osogbo. A contact person based in Ife was provided for us.

“We got a hint of this abnormality from Ife Anglican Grammar School in the quarter-finals and we to go verify the players in question from the Ministry of Education in Osogbo. A contact person based in Ife was provided for us.

“At the end, we got their registration forms for the tourney and behold, there were abnormalities as it was well doctored. They came with the same set of players for the semi-final which they won but from the records obtained from the database of the Osun State Ministry of Education, the players in question were found to have left the school.

“The non-school players Ife Anglican Grammar School used are Oyinloye Khalid, Oyesunbola Iyanu, Salam Abdulmuhameen, Olakanmi Lekan, Badejo Damilare and Akinlabi Yusuf.

“Instead of this, Ife Anglican Grammar School has been disqualified from taking part in the final.”

The Osun School Sports Governors Cup is sponsored by Peculiar Ultimate Concerns, and other partners include Olafiranye Sports Foundation, the Osun State Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports, Osun State Sports Council, and Kidzfoot Nigeria.

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