By John Kayode
The sponsor of 2023 D’ Royal Football Club (DFC) Off- Season, Mr Mathew Olaniboji has revealed that the purpose of organising the competition was to contribute to the development of football and to also discover hidden talents.
Olaniboji stated this during the opening ceremony of the competition held at the Ondo State Sports complex,Akure the state capital.
He said he was glad with the talent, maturity displayed by the players and their coaches.
He reiterated that the purpose of organising the competition was to discover future talents that can make the state and the country proud.
The sponsor said the future is bright for the outstanding players in the competition, saying football agents are watching the matches across the globe.
“Any lucky player among them will be supported to achieve their dream of taking football as a career.”
He adds: “I started playing from the street and I know that it’s not easy to get to the top , that is why I’m organising this competition to contribute my quota to the development of football in our state.”
“It’s a known fact that government can’t development sports alone , so I’m using this medium to call on philanthropists and football enthusiasts to join hands with the government at all levels to develop sports”.
Meanwhile Barrack Eagles have thrashed Victory Lions 3-1 in the opening match of D’ Royal football club (DFC) Off- season competition played at the Ondo State Sports complex, Akure.
While Young Kings humiliated SGIC FC 5-0 in the second match of the competition.
All the teams in the opening games of the tournament displayed good football artistry to the admiration of the spectators at the football arena.
Barracks Eagles scored quick two goals in the first half of the encounter taking the lead going into the half time. Both sides were able to score a goal each at the resumption of the second half to end the first match 3-1 in favour of Barracks Eagles.
Young Kings dominated both half of their match by white washing SGIC FC 5-0.
The man of the matches in both encounter went home with cash prizes.
The competition continue on Thursday with Ijapo Ages FC trading tackles with Weli Weli FC while FEMA FC take on CELICA FC.