By John Kayode
Former Vice Chairman of Ondo State Football Association (FA), Otunba Dele Ologbese has felicitated with the former National Sports Commission boss Gbenga Elegbeleye on his appointment as Chairman of Interim Management Committee (IMC) to manage the affairs of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Ologbese in a statement signed personally in Akure, the state capital said Elegbeleye is tested football administrator with unmatched pedigree in the management of the round leather game.
The President of Ologbese Global Sports Management added that the appointment of the former lawmaker represented Akoko North /West Federal Constituency came at a point Nigeria need a capable hands with technical know how to re-engineer Nigeria Professional Football League which he said has been in comatose over the years.
He said: “I have no doubt in my mind that Gbenga Elegbeleye’s Team has the capacity and capability to do the needful in taking Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL to greater heights in all ramifications through removal of impediments on its ways to success” .
“As a former Chairman of Interim Management Committee of Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) Elegbeleye revitalized Sunshine Stars FC, making it to excel in the premiership league at the beginning of Akeredolu’s regime.
“He is a first class technocrat who succeeded in taking sports to greater heights especially game of football during his stint as Director General, National Sports Commission. I’m convinced, he would bring his vast knowledge and experience to bear in his new assignment to restructure our league in line with modern practices.”
“I pray God grant him the strength, wisdom and courage to achieve greatness and desirable result to improve the games of football in the country.”
Once again, accept my warmest congratulations.