THE maiden edition of the Oyo State House of Assembly Speaker’s Cup Football Competition involving teams from the 33 local governments in the state has been billed for February 25th, 2017 and its final slated for 31st march, 2017
The football competition, sponsored by the Speaker, Honourable Michael Adeyemo aimed at discovering future talents among the young ones in the state.
Honourable Adeyemo made the disclosure yesterday while receiving the trophy of the maiden edition of speaker’s cup from the Oyo state chapter of the Football Association at the Conference Hall of the Assembly.
He expressed confidence that the gesture will go a long way in shaping carrier of the younger generations.
According to him, “the competition will not only divert the attention of the younger ones from being devil’s workshop but also enhance professionalism among them, if we have such competition in place regularly there will be less thuggery in the society”.
The Speaker further urged the FA in the state to ensure equity and fairness during the competition while advising parents to encourage their wards to engage in sporting activities for talent discovery.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Football Association (FA), Oyo state , Chief Odeniran James while presenting the competition trophy to the Speaker commended the lawmaker for his genuine passion for sport development in the state
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman, House Committee on Sport, Honourable Fatai Adesina said the Speakers’ Cup will go a long way in enhancing sport development in the state as it will not only promote professionalism but also serve as a platform to breed footballers for the state owned teams and others.
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