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OGUN FA TASKS NEWLY INAUGURATED FOOTBALL COUNCILS

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BAYO ADEGBOYEGA.

The Ogun State Football Association has charged the interim executives and members of Abeokuta North, South and Ewekoro Local Government Football Council to be diligent and serve with the interest of football in their dealings.

Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi, chairman of Ogun FA declared this in separate messages sent to the football councils.

He congratulated all the executives, as well as members and urged them to deliver beyond expectations. He also stressed the need to develop football in their respective local governments.

Alhaji Majekodunmi who is also an executive board member of the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed that the FA congress held in 2017 agreed to inaugurate on an interim basis executives and members into the three local football councils due to the crisis that rocked them in the past.

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Their appointment was however ratified at the 2018 Congress, where it was agreed that the interim executives would act for twelve months, during which they are expected to conduct a proper election.

Tayo Tejuoso will be the chairman of Abeokuta North Football Council, with Mrs B. Akindele and Alhaji Hameed Adebayo as first and second vice chairmen. Salimon Akinbo, Chief Mutiu Soyomi, Abimbola Ademola and Mr FA Yusuf are members, while Biodun Alabi will act as secretary.

Former General Manager of Gateway United Prince Tunji Onatolu will act as chairman Abeokuta South while Hakeem Akintunde and Biodun Odejimi are first and second Vice chairmen.

In a similar vein, Femi Odusina, Bamgboye Musibau and Madam Kudirat Odebiyi are members while Felix Somide is the secretary.

Coach Ogunleye Kolawole is the acting Chairman, Ewekoro Football Council. Tunde Solabi and Morufdeen Oyebola will act as first and second Vice Chairmen.

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 Joseph Olanrewaju, Kola Fabiyi, Fatai Shorunke and Bayo Adegboyega, are members while Kingsley Iloka will act as secretary.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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