Last weekend, we held the latest OCA Charity Cup, Oxford’s most diverse football tournament. A new team, Bayer Neverlosen, featuring several players from Jesus College, Oxford, came with not only a name but a program, and won the cup. African Leon came second, losing a tightly contested final but setting a new record for goals scored at any tournament since 2015. The crowd favorites were a young Eritrean team that lost a very close seminal to African Leon 2-3.
A shoutout to our three amazing referees, 16-year-old Jamie Louise, 17-year-old Mohamed Younis, and our OCA evergreen, Luke Ejodamen, the youngest at heart. Thanks also to our Councillor Imade Edosomwan for leading the ceremonies with humility and elegance, and to all the players and managers- we hope you enjoyed the tournament as much as we did.
A special thanks to all our amazing partners at the Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund: Hester, Alice, and Frank Sale, and team; at Comie’s Caribbean Grill for your nourishing support; and Paul Lyon and team at Oxford City Football Club for always helping Diversity Football League players and giving our communities free match tickets to support our amazing local team.
And here’s the final announcement you’ve all been waiting for: Together, we were able to raise ….
£1200 for Somali school girls!!
Thanks for all your support