22nd September, 2010
After about a year of planning, the Ondo State Football Agency, OSFA has launched theÂ Ondo State Football Academy at three zones.
During an inspection tour of the facilities, the vice chairman of OSFA, Elder DicksonÂ Adejube, said the take off of the academy was a fulfillment of the promise made by theÂ Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to engage the youths actively as well as toÂ reposition sports in the state.
The former chairman of Ondo State Football Association stressed that Governor Mimiko isÂ serious in his drive to develop football at the grassroots, adding that with theÂ successful flag off of the academy in Ondo, Akure and Owo, more towns will benefit fromÂ the gesture in the next couple of months.
Dr Adejube, who was also a former member of the Nigeria Football Association, NFA, saidÂ OSFA is ready to actualise the governorâ€™s vision for football in the state with variousÂ developmental programmes line up for the academy.
â€œThe successful launching of the academy in Akure, Ondo and Owo is a further testimony toÂ the vision ofÂ Dr Olusegun Mimiko to develop the game at the grassroots.
“And we at OSFA are pursuing that vision with vigour,â€ he said.