Enitan To Grace Fashola Cup Final


Lagos State Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Social Development, Enitan Oshodi, will be among the Special Guests of Honour at the final of Governor Babatunde Fashola soccer competition slated for Saturday at the Keme Balogun High School, Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos.

The final match will be played between Oshoru Football Club and Insurance Football Club.

Sponsor of the tournament, Kaoli Olusanya said Oshodi and some leaders in Ibesheland have assured to be part of the epic final.

Speaking ahead of the closing ceremony, the former Lagos Commissioner for Agricultural and Cooperative, Olusanya disclosed that he has donated new sets of jerseys to the two finalists and promised that prize money would also be donated to the finalists.

Olusanya explained that the tourney was named after the Lagos State Governor because of his contribution to the development of Ibesheland.

“It is during Governor Fashola’s administration that Ibeshe road was constructed, so we are happy. I believe if I sponsor a competition in his name, it will be a way of appreciating what the governor has done for us in Ibesheland,” he said.

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The cup donor stated that outstanding players and officials, who distinguished themselves in the tournament will be given consolatory prizes.

“I thank the people of Ibesheland, who have been following the competition from the beginning. The followership of the competition is amazing and I am impressed with the large number of spectators who watched all the matches. In this regard, I have decided to honour some leaders who have contributed to the growth and social development of Ibesheland. I wish the two teams the best of luck in their outing,” he said.

Olusanya said part of the reason he sponsored the tournament is to discover new talents who will form the Ibeshe United football club.

According to him, the tournament will allow the coaches to select enough players who will form Ibeshe United, which will represent the community in the state or national competitions.

Match Coordinator, Godday Esezobor expressed gratitude to the cup donor and promised to organise a befitting closing ceremony. He however warned the two finalists to abide by the rules governing the game and urged them to shun any form of violence that can bring the tournament into disrepute.

—Sunday Akintoye

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