Gov. Adeleke promises to develop sports in Osun.
It was a memorable event on Sunday, in what could be described as a festival of penalty shootout at Osogbo Township Stadium,where the final football match, between Osun Football Academy and Egbedore football club was played, marking the 3rd edition of Late Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke memorial Cup competition, in which Egbedore team finally carried the day, on a 13-12 penalty shootout. The competition organized by the Honourable representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency, Osun State, Barr. Bamidele Salam, in commemoration of the demise of legendary politician,Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.
Speaking at the event, Osun Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke promised to develop sports in the State in order to discover talents in the area of sports, saying he has passion for sports promotion across all levels.
The Governor,who was highly elated for the grace given to him to govern the State, thanked the Adeleke dynasty and the organizer of the competition for not forgetting the good deeds of his late brother.
He further disclosed that the rehabilitation of Osogbo Township Stadium is in top gear,and that it would commence soon as part of his lined up projects to mark his 100 days in office.
The State helmsman reiterated his commitment to fulfillment of his campaign promises, promising that he will not to betray the trust reposed in him by the people of the State.
Earlier, in his opening remarks, the convener of the competition, Representative Bamidele Salam eulogised the State Governor and every dignitary present at the competition.
While reminiscing on the good deeds of the first civilian Governor in Osun, Otunba Isiaka Adeleke, the Parliamentarian noted that his passion for youth development was second to none.
He added that the competition has in no small way added value to many youths in Osun by discovering many hidden talents which can put the name of the State on the world map.
Representative Salam therefore vowed that the competition would be a continuous exercise.
Earlier, the 3rd place match had been played, in which Ilesha East defeated Ila team to claim the 3rd position on a penalty shootout on 8-7 aggregate.
During the match, at exactly 68 minutes, a minute silence was observed to mark the posthumous 68th anniversary of late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.
Egbedore Football Team was eventually presented with a prize of #1m for clinching the first position, Osun FA, which came 2nd in the competition, went home with #500,000 while for the 3rd place, Ilesa East won #300,000.
In attendance at the event were: Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye, Chief of staff to the Governor, Alhaji Kazeem Akinleye, Traditional Rulers, Political and top Government functionaries as well as sports’ lovers from across the State.