*It was great having this quality of guests
Following the successful organisation of the second edition of the Ogunjobi Golden Cup sponsored by former Secretary General of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, the astute football administrator has expressed his profound gratitude to the top guns of the country’s football ruling body, stakeholders and pressmen who graced the memorable occasion.
Olorunda Local Government FC of Oshogbo beat Yaa Jamiu Isibo FC of Ede 2-0 and emerged winners of the thrilling epic final played on Saturday evening at the Oshogbo Township Stadium courtesy of two second half goals from Oladoye Idowu and Oyeniyi Farouk.
The Pillar of Sports in the State of Osun, expressed his profound appreciation to the Executive Committee members of NFF, State FA chairmen and other stakeholders in the football circle.
The elaborate grassroots championship had the who-is-who of the country’s football family in attendance among who are Vice President Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Chairman NFF Referees Appointment Committee and member CAF Technical Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, NFF Executive Committee member and Chairman Kano Football Association, Alhaji Rabiu Inuwa Ahlan, Chairman Nationwide League One, Chairman Nasarawa Football Association and NFF Executive member, Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, Chairman Borno Football Association and NFF Executive member, Babagana Kalli, and Chairman Adamawa Football Association and NFF Executive Member, Alhaji Musa Duhu.
Others include Chairman Oyo FA, Chief James Oyeniran, Chairman Kogi FA, Isah Umar Suleiman, Chairman Taraba FA Timothy Magaji, Chairman Kaduna FA, Shariff Abdullah, President Players Union Dahiru Saidi.
Still, others include the CEO Nationwide League One, Alhaji Ahmad Kawu, NFF Psychologist Dr. Robinson Okosun, General Manager Phoenix ASC, Bayo Olanlege, member NFF Match Commissioner’s Appointment Committee, Manzo Mohammed, Honourable Akin Akinboboola, Prince Dapo Ajibade, former Sports Editor Nigerian Tribune, Ade Somefun, among others.
A delighted Ogunjobi, who’s the Special Adviser to the State of Osun Governor on Football Matters told sports journalists that: “I’m delighted as I felt honoured to see these big astute football personalities grace the cup final.
“Not just me, but players, coaches of the two clubs that played in the final and indeed the fans. It was never easy having the Executive Committee members of the NFF with State FA Chairmen attendance despite their very tight schedules.
“Congratulations to the winners and the other 31 teams that took part in the tournament. Its an eye opener for the players as they have used this platform to showcase their talents.”