Shell Lagos Residents 5 A-side Football – A Prelude to World Cup Africa 2010

Saturday May 7, 2010  

Seven teams of Shell residents (of all nationalities), drivers, guards & stewards competed for fun and love of soccer.  There were a minimum number of rules and we even had referees. We used the tennis courts of Shell First Ave and Shell Second Ave (Each team was required to have 3 residents.  The unusual rule was that any team that had a girl got an automatic goal which made scores and play interesting.  We had one of the Shell Resident VP’s also play in the matches.  Each team had six matches and points were awarded as if this was “World Cup” play.  As the afternoon wore on we had several residents come and watch so that by the end the crowd was cheering on their favorite teams.  In the end Queens Drive United took the Champion title.  Everyone relaxed with sodas, beer and nibbles from the Sheralton Restaurant.  An Excellent day!