The organizer of Hon. Olanrewaju Majekodunmi sporting Mega-event says it organised inter-street local competition which include Football competition, Draft game, Ludo game and Ayo Olopon to promote unity and sportsmanship among the teeming youths in Odeda Local government of the state.
The football event which has stated early this month, has gotten to quarter final this week. The Ludo , Draft and Ayo Olopon will start tomorrow 17 Dec 2020 at Starlight,Somorin street, Obantoko, Odeda Local government of Ogun State.
Director of the event, Hazzan Majekodunmi on Sunday said that preliminaries in five area were currently going on among the 16 football team within Obantoko.
He said two teams were drawn from each each area after which winners would compete for trophies and different cash prizes.
Among the teams that played on Saturday and Sunday are:
AKINGBADE vs AGBALATURA. 4PM
SAN SIRO vs IYANBU 5;10 PM
(4pm) SOMORIN vs TINRINMI
(5pm) AYAR vs ALOGI
He added that “after the elimination, we expect 2 teams to come to Nuwarudeed play ground Obantoko to compete for trophies and cash prizes.
“we have provided adequate security for their safety and vehicles for transportation from the camp to the venue throughout the competition period.
“The competition is expected to promote unity and sportsmanship among youths in Odeda Local government area of Ogun state.”
The director explained that the competition was part of the Hon. Majekodun Olanrewaju’s efforts in promoting sports development at the grassroots.
According to him, the gesture will also lead to discovery of new talents.
“Usually, competitions organised from the grassroots snowball into discovery of talents.
“This is because competitions are the main avenues through which young and new talents can be discovered.”
Earlier in his remarks, The sponsor of the mega event, Hon. Majekodun Olanrewaju, The newly appointed Commissioner at Ogun state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) pointed out that other politicians and other wealthy individuals had a role to play to ensure the discovery of talents through funding and sponsorship of competitions.
He, therefore, urged them to invest in sporting activities to make it attractive to youths, particularly in rural areas.
The former Odeda Local Government SLG noted that engaging youths in sporting activities would enable the local government and the state to provide platform for their empowerment.
He said “government alone cannot achieve success in the development of sports without the support of all and sundry.
“Political office holders, religion bodies, philanthropy, among others, should invest in sporting activities, particularly at the grassroot.
“They should not leave sports development in the hands of the state governments; they should complement government’s efforts.
“This, I am sure, will provide platform for grooming young players to compete anywhere in the world,” he emphasized.