The Executive Secretary, Egbedore South Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Mr Kola Ajao has reiterated the commitment of the council’s management team to the development of grassroot sport among the youths in the council area.
He gave the assurance at the grand finale of the youth football competition tagged Kola Ajao Youth Soccer Championship organised by Egbedore South LCDA, at the Ido-Osun High School playing ground recently between Fehinti Football Club and Estate Boys.
According to a statement by the Information Officer of the council, Mrs Iyabo Adeniran, Ajao, who described sports as a unifying factor, said the gains in participating in sport competition are numerous and should be taken advantage of.
He said his administration believes in catching them young syndrome by identifying talents among youths and assisting them to develop their talents in the sport industry.
Commending the efforts of the organisers of the competition for putting their wealth, vast experience, time and energy to develop sports at the grassroots, he said the efforts would inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship in the youths.
The council boss saluted the efforts and courage of the participating teams from the preliminary to the final and therefore promised to organise other field events to foster unity.
He also encouraged the youths to take part in sport competitions beyond the localties to expand their talents.
The Council Manager, Alhaji Badiru Kolapo appreciated the performance of the participating teams and encouraged them to endeavour to develop their talents so that they can get to international level.
Meanwhile, the Estate Boys won the match with a one goal via a converted penalty.
Present at the occasion of the football match were the Olojudo of Ido-Osun, Oba Adedapo Aderemi; political functionaries and members of the community.