By John Kayode
As the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Electoral Congress draws nearer, the Chairman of Akoko South West Football Association, Otunba Dele Ologbese has called on football stakeholders across Ondo State and the country at large to throw their weight behind Otunba Dele Ajayi who is vying for the position of the 1st Vice President of the NFF body.
The Chairman of Ologbese Global Sports Management charge all and sundry in the round leather game in the state to use their connection with God and people outside the state to mobilise for the emergence of Otunba Dele Ajayi.
The former Vice Chairman of Ondo State FA in a chat with newsmen said, we have no option than to support Otunba Dele Ajayi whom he described as a quintessential Nigeria Sports personality, saying he had done very well in taking the game of football to greater heights through resilience and strong advocacy.
He added that Otunba Dele Ajayi brought rapid development to grassroots football in the state, with many programs ranging from training of hundreds of grassroots football coaches from the South West states.
He added that Ajayi will ensure the relevance of Ondo State in the scheme of things in Nigeria’s football space, saying he will fill the void which has caused the state monumental losses in the past.
“With Ajayi as 1st vice Chairman of the NFF, he will facilitate FIFA goal project to Ondo State, upgrading of Ondo State referees to FIFA badged, appointment of Ondo State indegenes into CAF, FIFA, NFF important committees and others”.
According to the former Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA)Secretary, “Dele Ajayi has sponsored and organised first of its kind football clinic by inviting Nigeria U 20 coach, Lada Bosso and other national coaches, under which more than two of the son of the soil were not only invited to Nigeria under – 20, but featured in the U – 20 competition.”
Bet9ja League is currently ongoing across the 18 Local Governments of the state, to this end, I enjoin all the stakeholders in Ondo State to rally round Otunba Dele Ajayi to win the forthcoming election.
“When he was a former Executive member of NFF, we all fell the impact, now he is eyeing NFF 1st Vice President’s post which would enable him help promote and develop national football distinctively, which Ondo State will be the ultimate beneficiary.”
“We have absolute confidence that Otunba Dele Ajayi would add values to Nigeria’s football based on his antecedents and pedigrees as a knowledgeable and experienced technocrat and being a former NFF Executive Member.”
By the special grace of the Almighty God and through our fervent prayers and other supports, Dele Ajayi will emerge victorious as NFF 1st Vice President.
At this point in time, your tremendous home support in actualization of this lofty dream and aspiration of Dele Ajayi must be achieved, thereby subscribing to the cliche, that “charity begins at home”, he stated.