As the days to the Ekiti FA elections draw nearer, some of the aspirants have started showing their hands.
One of the front-runners for the Ekiti FA chairmanship post, Bayo Olanlege, has hit the ground running and making strong mission statements.
Olanlege disclosed his plans to take Ekiti football to new and higher heights with several laudable programmes that include encouraging and empowering grassroots football coaches through seminars, workshops and also supporting them to obtain necessary certification.
According to him, the major priorities of his board would be the development of grassroots football and with several competitions aimed at the U13, U15 and U17 boys and girls.
” We shall give priority to development of grassroots
football by creating opportunities for the young kids to learn, compete and
develop their talents.
” We shall create the Ekiti state youth league for U15 boys as we believe the best time to impact the youths as far as technical, tactical and physical aspects of football is this age,” Olanlege stated.
The businessman and general manager of Phoenix Athletics Sports Club, further disclosed that his board shall work assiduously in concert with the Ekiti State Government to help it actualise his agenda.
“We shall work with the government of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi to help it achieve success in the area of social investment which is one of the four pillars of his administration using football and sports in general as a major tool.
“We shall also use the public- private partnership concept to drive our programmes,” he enthused confidently.
Olanlege who is the general coordinator of Ekiti Youths In Sports (EYIS) is optimistic that his board would make football in Ekiti state enviable and viable.