JOSSY LAD Commends Local Government Over Ibadan Festival Soccer Tourney

Published: October 28, 2012
JOSSY LAD Commends Local Government Over Ibadan Festival Soccer TourneyFormer Super Falcons Coach Joseph Ladipo popularly know as Jossy Lad has heaped praises on the 11 local government councils areas within Ibadan metropolis taking part in the on-going football competition designed as part of activities marking the 2012 Ibadan Week Festival.

The former 3SC board Chairman who is also member of the organizing committee of the tourney described the positive gesture of all the caretaker chairmen stirring the affairs of the councils as a good omen for development of grassroots football in the State.

Coach Jossy disclosed this while speaking with newsmen at Olubadan Stadium, Ibadan the venue of the tourney saying the passionate attitude shown by the chairmen who raised and financed teams to participate in the tourney at a short notice is an indication of a better future for grassroots football.

Speaking in the same vein, the head of planning committee for the annual Ibadan Week Festival, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga also lauded the efforts of Lanre Alabi of Kingzise Sports and Yomi Ojo of Capitech who were cultivated to market the event.

The Ibadan Prince said involvement of marketers had greatly helped the event this year by creating more awareness and attracting sponsors for the cultural fiesta designed to celebrate heritage of Ibadan.

Meanwhile, Akinyele LG team would confront Egbeda LG team in the first semi-final slated for Monday 29th at Olubadan Stadium, Ibadan while Ibadan North East girls would also do battle with SOEM Soccer Queens in the female category of the tourney in the first female semi-final scheduled for 2:pm at the same venue.

Ido LG on Tuesday also at Olubadan would trade tackle with Ibadan North FC in the second semi-final by 4:pm after the second female semi-final which would feature Ibadan North West girls and Laolak Queens in a match the will produce the finalist.

Akanbi Agiri

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