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BY: PELUMI ABIARA


Ekiti State Football Association Chairman, Mr. Bayo Olanlege has inaugurated members of the organizing committee of the Professor Akin Oyebode U15 Football Competition.

The committee will be chaired by Mr. Aziz Ogunlayi, while Mr. Pelumi Abiara will serve as Secretary. Other members are Barrister Tobi Ogunbiyi and Mr. Morakinyo Faroye, meanwhile a Board member of the Ekiti Football Association, Elder Muyiwa Aregbesola has been appointed as Adviser.

Professor Akin Oyebode (MON) who was the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ado-Ekiti (now Ekiti State University), is an erudite scholar and Professor of International Law and Jurisprudence and father of Ekiti State’s Honorable Commisioner for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Akintunde Oyebode.

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Inaugurating the committee, the number one football administrator in Ekiti State, Mr. Olanlege explained that the competition was set up as a platform to scout for the best talents within the age range in the state.

The committee must ensure that in all the activities of the competition, COVID-19 safety protocols must be strictly adhered to and must be aimed at leveraging on the image, goodwill and popularity of the sponsors, the Oyebode family.

Included in the terms of the reference of the committee is ensuring that all 16 Local Football Councils in the state participate in the tourney to give a same opportunity for budding talents in the nooks and crannies of Ekiti to showcase their skills.

Responding on behalf of other members, the chairman, Mr. Aziz Ogunlayi, appreciated the Ekiti FA for the opportunity to serve in this capacity and assured that his committee will work for a successful competition that meets the desire of the sponsors.

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