Ondo Football agency hijacks NWF league opener cash
*NWFL rejected remnant of money given her
It has been sensationally revealed that the money approved by the Ondo State government for the glamorous flag off of the Nigerian Women’s Football League (NWFL) a forthnight ago has been hijacked by the Ondo Football Agency (OSFA).
The Ondo state government had approved the sum of N2.5million for the highly glamorous league opener at the Akure township stadium, that had in presence the wife of the State Governor Her Excellency, Mrs Akeredolu.
When the state football agency received the money, they refused to hand it over to the Aisha Falode led NWFL, after failing to compromise any official to share the money with them.
They even alleged that they have used part of the monies to prepare the state team, Sunshine Queens for the opener, a view which was punctured by Ondo State FA Charman Dele Ajaiyi.
When matters got awry, the agency said they used the sum of N1.470m for sundry expenses like accommodation, security, publicity and offered to hand the NWFL, N1million , while they hold on to the balance of N30,000 for incidentals.
This, according to the Ondo Football Agency Scribe, Folayemi Joshua, was turned down by the NWFL, who felt the entire approved sum should have been handed over to them since they, not OSFA, made the request for the amount approved by Governor Akeredolu.
NWFL Scribe Ayo Abdulraman said there were a lot of under hand deals by the OSFA, hence what he called an unnecessary controversy. “They even asked us to give them our account details so they can reimburse Us, but as we speak, nothing has been done and we learnt that it’s always been their ways in the past. I have my records as a civil and no one can compromise me at this level”, he declared.
NWFL Chairperson, Aisha Falode, said she was still in a trance at the manner her team was treated by OSFA but commended the state governor and his wife for playing excellent hosts. “we are sure justice will be done.
Folayemi Joshua on his part said he has written to the governor over the development and was awaiting further directives as a civil servant.