KAAF U-18 Tourney:Ijebu North Defend Cup,Whip Imeko-Afon Boys 4-0 - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, August 12, 2021

KAAF U-18 Tourney:Ijebu North Defend Cup,Whip Imeko-Afon Boys 4-0

Ijebu North Local Government Area male team made history on Thursday after whipping Imeko-Afon Local Government side 4-0, to become the first team to successful defend the Ogun State Football Association/Sir Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation (KAAF) under-18 Male Championship

The highly enterprising Ijebu-North boys completely dominated their opponents in a 2020 edition final of the tournament played at the lush green pitch of the Gateway International Stadium in Sagamu 

The team scored two goals in each half of the encounter,to retain the title its won in the 2019 edition of the competition

Obafemi-Owode Local Government had earlier won the tournament's third place match against Remo North Local Government 5-4 via penalties 

In female Under-17 category of the Championship, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government completely overwhelmed their Remo North counterpart 5-0 in a final played at the same venue, to lift the fourth edition of the competition

The Ado-Odo/Ota girls proved too hot for their opponents, particularly the trio of Similoluwa Okesiji,Sofiat Idris and Ikimot Adewale who exhibited exceptional qualities in the match 

It was another sweet moment for Ijebu North LGA whose girls also won the tournament's third place match, thrashing Ewekoro 5-0 


 Financier of the competition, Sir Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu was represented by son, Honourable Ladipupo Adebutu who lauded the initiative of his father, saying the tournament in the past seven editions has been  consistent in engaging the youths and keeping them away from anti-socia vices 

He added that the competition has continued to discover hidden talents in Nigeria and Ogun State in particular, urging other wealthy individuals to emulate the gesture of the sponsor by compliment the effort of the State Football Association in the development of the game 

Adebutu had earlier presented cash gift to outstanding individuals including coaches and players at the tournament

The State Football Association led by Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi decorated some of football technocrats with awards in appreciation of their contributions to the game

The awardees included President of Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Mr.Amaju Melvin Pinnick, First Vice-President of the federation and South West Coordinator, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, Balogun  of Ode-Remo, Aare(Dr.) Kola Oyefeso, Secretary to the State Government, Mr.Tokubo Talabi, Youth and Sports Commissioner,Dr. Oluwadamilare Kehinde, his predecessor, Bukola Olopade, Women Affairs' Comnissioner, Mrs Funmi Efuwape and Zamfara State Football Association's Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, Justice Dehinde Shoremi, a retired judge of Court of Appeal as well as Alhaja Mujidat Balogun and ex-Olympiad,Mrs Falilat Ogunkoya Omotayo amongst others 

The final attracted dignitaries including the Akarigbo of Remo-land, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, Alaperu of Iperu-Remo ,Oba Idowu Basibo amongst others top monarchs, government functioneries, football administrators and coaches in the state

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