Football fans in Ekiti State are set for exciting moments, as stakeholders and other big wigs of the beautiful game in the South Western Nigeria, are set to converge on Ado-Ekiti, Saturday, 8th February, for a novelty football match to commemorate and celebrate the 55th birthday of Ekiti State governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi.
In a press release signed by the Chairman of Ekiti State Football Association, Bayo Olanlege, arrangements have been concluded to stage a top class football match between Ekiti State FA U16 and South West Nigeria U16 team, as well as a novelty football match between Ekiti State Okada Riders Association and Ekiti State Artisans, which will be the curtain raiser, to the events lined up to celebrate the state governor fondly called JKF.
He said; “We are set to celebrate our amiable and indefatigable governor, His Excellency, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on his birthday. This is a man, worthy of celebration. Ekiti state football is presently enjoying new found fervour and growth, which I would say, is attributable to the enabling environment provided by this government,” the ever resourceful football administrator stated.
The friendly match which is expected to be exciting and competitive and slated for the Oluyemi Kayode stadium, Ado-Ekiti is expected to be witnessed by A-list of football administrators and stakeholders led by the 1st Vice-President of NFF and Chairman of Lagos State Football Association, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Otunba Tade Azeez, President Nigeria Referees Association, Oba James Adeniran (Oyo State FA).
Others expected guests include Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi ( Ogun State FA), Chief Mustapha Rasak ( Osun State FA), Chief Ayo Agbebi, Chief Taiwo Odebunmi, Coach Siji Lagunju, Hon. Akin Akinbobola, Dotun Coker, as well as, all South West FA secretaries.