Sixteen Teams to feature a this year’s BAFEM Cup 2021, have known thier opponents.
The state Chairman Football Association, Mr. Bayo Olanlege expressed delight that the title sponsor ,Hon.Bamisile has demonstrated high level of love and passion for youth development,as confirmed by the sponsorship of the competition.
Olanlege who said the competition has the target of creating platform for the discovery of talents among youths of age bracket of 18 years and above in the state, promised level playing ground for the participating teams to exhibit thier skills, saying every necessary measure have been put in place to ensure hitch free competition, adding that there will be adequate security and medical personnel.
The FA Chairman explained that winners of the competition would have opportunity to play top teams in the Nigeria Premier League,while there will be scouts for players.
The title sponsor, Rt. Hon. Femi Bamisile represented by Hon. Destiny Hassan,said making life better for youth and building them for better future are part of his agenda ,hence the sponsorship of the football competition.
He said the winner of the competition in the male category would go home with five hundred thousand naira,first and second runner up will win three hundred and two hundred thousand naira respectively,while in the female category, winner will go home with two hundred thousand naira, second position will take one hundred thousand naira and fifty thousand naira will be won by the third position.
Rt.Hon. Bamisile said best players to be discovered by invited scouts will enjoy personal sponsorship.
Wife of the title sponsor, Mrs. Jaye Bamisile expressed delight at the initiative of the state FA most especially for considering women folk at the competition and promised her support for the competition,most especially the participating female teams
Also speaking at the event,the Onigogo of Igogo Ekiti, Oba Sunday Adewunmi,gave his rayal blessings on the the competition and commended the sponsors saying an initiative like this will help youth and take many off the streets some unwholesome acts.
At the draws ceremony were representaves of the various participating clubs,members of the Ekiti State FA Executive Committee,the immediate past Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State chapter, Alh. Ayodeji Ogunsakin among other dignitaries.
The competition has been scheduled to kick off on Friday 18th June, 2021 with the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium Ado Ekiti as venue of all the matches.