All is set for the kick off of the maiden edition of Oba Ademola Ajakaiye Memorial U-13 football this weekend across the various centers in the 16 local football councils of Ekiti state.
According to the Chairman of the organising committee, Qazeem Oladapo,the objective of the competition
is to immortalised the good memories of the late monarch who was an ardent football lover and as well discover and nuture young talented football players in the state.
Oladapo, who is also Chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN Chapter,Ekiti State chapter, ” We want to keep the fond memories of late Oba Ademola Ajakaiye who was a lover of youth and great football enthusiast. The U-13 competition would also help us discover more talents for our ever-growing pool of talented young lads, ”
Chairman,Ekiti State football Association,Bayo Olanlege emphasised the significance of the competition.
“Our mission in Ekiti football is youth development through sports, We don’t have any major source of income, Whatever we do for the youth today is what they will refer to as history tomorrow, We must push ourselves and do what is needed to be done.
The competition starts on Sunday 14th March.