Professional Footballers Association Sets To Establish Units ln Ogun 20Local Governments - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, January 23, 2023

Professional Footballers Association Sets To Establish Units ln Ogun 20Local Governments

Ogun State Chapter of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria,(PFAN) has commenced the establishment of a unit of the body  in each of the 20 local government council areas of the State, as part of the strategic moves to Footballers in the running of the affairs of the game in the state

State  Chairman of the association, Comrade Lawal  Adeoye Waheed who made this known, explained that the exercise was initiated to give all interested active and estwhile Footballers in the state the opportunity to be part of the union 

 "As part of the ongoing move nationwide to bring all interested ex and current Footballers under the fold of PFAN,to protect their rights and promote their interests, the State Chapter has commenced the creation of units in the local government council areas to facilitate the registration of its members for the purpose of identifying with their welfare challenges and providing necessary solutions as well as participating in Football governance at the local councils and the state as one of the statutory members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ,"Comrade Lawal said

According to him, "It is an avenue to enable ex footballers to have a say in the running and affairs of the Nigeria Football Federation after a long battle,struggle,and participation in the round leather game".

"The exercise which has begun with the creation of Sango Ota Unit of PFAN in Ado Odo Ota Local government council area of Ogun State will extend to other major cities such as Abeokuta, Sagamu,Ijebu Ode,Ilaro,Ifo,Ewekoro, Owode,Odeda and others in no distance time.It is believed that this initiative empowered by the national body of PFAN shall put to rest all the previous agitation and grudges concerning the unity of ex-Footballers and current Players within the states and at the national level",he stated 

Important personalities in football who participated in the implementation of the initiative at the association's secretariat located inside the MKO Abiola Int'l Stadium,Abeokuta,included Comrade Austin Popo,National General Secratary, BOT PFAN and Adviser,PFAN,Ogun State, Comrade Lawal Adeoye Waheed, Chairman, Ogun State PFAN,Comrade Shakiru Lawal,Secretary, State PFAN, Coach Kolawole Taiwo,Patron, State PFAN,Biodun Odejimi,Vice Chairman,   State PFAN, Coaches Muyiwa Famuyiwa,Biodun Kalejaye,Toyin Ayinla, Akeem Daranijo,Henry Oviawe and Alhaja Kudirat Odebiyi.
Others were Adetola Owodimilehin, Femi Afolabi,Victor Akpobome, Akinsola Olusiji, Aremu Rasheed, and Wasiu Showemimo. 

The meeting was an opportunity to bring in new innovation and skills for the best of the union.

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