I Face More Challenges At Olohunwa Cup


The final of  the U-15 Olohunwa Cup will hold tomorrow at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos Island. It will be a battle  between Oshodi and Surulere Branch Football Teams of NURTW. The match Cordinator, Afolabi Onanaike speaks about tomorrow’s game

How is your association, Afo Football Association  preparing for the final of the Olohunwa Cup taking place tomorrow ?
We are ready for the competition. The Afo Football Association has concluded plans to organise a colourful closing ceremony on Friday.

How would you rate the competition so far?
The tourney is a success. So far, there is no casualty, and a lot of players have been discovered during the competition. It is unfortunate that the Lagos State Football Association did not send a single coach to select the players that will represent the state at the forthcoming National Sport Festival and future competitions.

Did you face any challenge during the tourney?
I have faced a lot of challenges during the competition. To be honest with you, Olohunwa Cup gave me a tough time. It is not easy organising this competition.

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What are the challenges?
During the competition, my colleagues and I were able to control the crowd. We worked round the clock to ensure that all the matches were played as scheduled. At times, we educated the fans on how to comport themselves during and after the competition. We always go to office of the sponsor, Alhaji Akanni Olohunwa, to brief him about what happened during the competition on a regular basis.

Are you sure there was  no violence during the tourney?
We worked round the clock to ensure that there was no violence. I must confess the competition was tough for me.

We were told that the two finalists will mobilise their fans ahead of tomorrow’s clash.  How would you provide maximum security for the invited guests and other sports administrators that will grace the closing ceremony?
We’ve been taking the issue of security seriously since the tourney began and the final day won’t be an exception. We are expecting a capacity crowd at the stadium and we are  ready to ensure that there is no violence.

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