The Ekiti State Football Association has inaugurated a committee to coordinate the second edition of the Dr. John Kayode Fayemi football competition. The sport event popularly known as JKF Youth Cup is an annual football competition for under 17 boys and girls in Ekiti State.

At the inauguration, the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon Michael Awopetu commended the initiative, noted that the event would complement the efforts of the Dr. Fayemi led administration in the area of sports development among young people in the State.

Hon. Awopetu, who assured the association of Government support, charged the newly inaugurated members of the committee to make this year’s tournament worthwhile and memorable.

He said: “I want to assure you that my ministry will support the success of this competition, knowing fully well that football has the capacity to promote and strengthen unity among our youth”

Also speaking, the Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor on Sports, Mr. Kola Owoseni who also double as the chairman of the JKF Youth Cup Committee disclosed that best hands were meticulously selected to form the members of the committee in order to get the best out of the tournament.

In his remarks, the Chairman Ekiti Football Association, Mr Bayo Olanlege appreciated members of the committee for accepting to take up the onerous task with a promise that his administration would be committed to grassroots football development in the state.

Olanlege said the JKF under-17 football competition was established in honour of Governor Kayode Fayemi for his special love and attention towards sports development in the state

Amongst the committee members are Gabriel Adesoji (AngelGabby), Alabi Tolulope, Ayodeji Aladesanmi, Mr.. Daramola S.O. and Mrs.Olusola Osetoba.

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