Ekiti FA reaffirms unflinching commitment to football development
By Demola Atobaba,
The board of Ekiti State Football Association has reaffirmed its unflinching commitment to the development of the round leather game as well as evolving a sustainable football ecosystem, Orient Sports reports.
In the communique made available to Orient Sports by the Ekiti FA Secretary, Pelumi Abiara, many impressive resolutions were reached after its meeting held in Ado-Ekiti.
“The board meeting was ostensibly held to make appraisals of the current happenings in the state football and to make far-reaching decisions on the ways forward for football in the state”.
“We appreciate NFF President Amaju Pinnick and his 1st vice-president, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, other board members as well as states FA chairmen, for the laudable strides achieved so far in the country.
“This is equally the best time to applaud Ekiti State Governor, John Kayode Fayemi, State FA Grand Patron, O’Seun Odewale, other patrons and advisers for the support they have always lent to the Association. Particularly, during the recent and unfortunate judicial crisis that engulfed the FA.
On its ongoing football programmes, the board enthused that having concluded the group stages of the BAFEM CUP 2021, a new date for the final would be decided by the title sponsor, while the quarterfinals and semifinals for both the men and women categories would hold on 29th July and 5th August 2021 respectively.
Meanwhile, they also approved the appointment of Kehinde Adetule as the new Secretary to the Ekiti State FA Referees Committee and decided on holding the EKiti State FA Merit Awards in October,2021.
Orient Sports authoritatively confirms that clubs under sanctions by the FA shall be pardoned after paying their respective fines and charged all the local football councils to intensify efforts aimed at the development of the game at the grassroots.