Methodist Pry Sch.Boys Lift Hon.Elemide Maiden Football Tourney Cup - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Methodist Pry Sch.Boys Lift Hon.Elemide Maiden Football Tourney Cup

Methodist Primary School Fadage team  have emerged champions of a maiden edition of Honourable Oludaisi  Elemide Football Tournament for primary schools in Odeda Constituency of the Ogun State House of Assembly

The Methodist boys defeated Community Primary School Ilupeju 5-4 via penalties after both sides had ended the final played on Tuesday  at the playing ground of  OLG Primary School, Itesi, Ajegunle in one-all
Third placed OLG Primary School, Alagbede , FUNAAB being presented with award by the Odeda LGA Chairman, Hon. Folasade Adeyemo

The Champions, Methodist boys  being decorated with gold medals 

Earlier OLG Primary School, Alagbede near Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta FUNAAB clinched the third place position with a lone-goal win over Itesi Ajegunle Primary School

Hon. Elemide in a chat with, explained that the competition was initiated to discover and develop talents in rural communities of his constituency

“We believe there are hidden talents in rural areas that should be discovered and developed, we don’t want such talents to rot away ,we want them to expose these talents to competition”, he stated

He revealed that outstanding players in the competition would be invited to form team for the local government where they   would be spotted by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF through Ogun State Football Associaation, local football clubs and those interested in providing scholarship for them to further their education and promote their career in football

The lawmaker also unfolded future plan to sponsor similar grassroots competition in athletics for discovery of more raw talents in sports

 Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Olakunle Oluomo showered encomium on Hon.Elemide for supporting discovery and development talents in his constituency, urging other lawmakers to  emulate him
Ogun Assembly Speaker with the

Oluomo later announced cash donations of N20,000 to each of the teams in the semi-finals of the competition and another N20,000 to the organizers of the tournament

Also speaking , Chief of Staff to Governor Dapo Abiodun's Chief of Staff , Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salis who is from Odeda Local Government Area lauded the talents exhibited by the promising players from both schools while appreciating Hon.Elemide for  initiating the competition among primary schools in the Local Government Area

He added that the players demonstrated spirit of team work which according to him, is a reflection of “Building Our Future Together”  agenda of the Abiodun’s administration and urged people of  Odeda  to continue to promote  unity among themselves

Salis later announced cash donations of N50,000 to the  winners of the competition while  runners up and third placed teams got N30,000 and N20,000 respectively

 Chairman of Odeda Local Government ,Hon. Folasade Adeyemo presented awards to the tournament’s most valuable player, highest scorer and best goal keeper  while appreciating the sponsor for his commitment to development of sports in the area

Other dignitaries at the final included members of the State House of Assembly, Director of the State  Sports Council , Mrs Iyabode Rotimi, Chairman of the State wing of Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT, Comrade Akinola , royal fathers and , representative of Chairman of  the State Universal Basic Education Board amongst others

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