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WNFF’s Excellence Award: Dare, Adebutu to be honoured

THE organizers’ of the maiden edition of the Western Nigeria Football Forum/Taiwo Ogunjobi Memorial Cup will today in Osogbo, honour some prominent Nigerians including the Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.

According to a statement from the organisers, others apart from the minister are former CAF Executive member, Amos Adamu, business guru and the proprietor of Remo Stars, Kunle Soname, the owner of the foremost betting company, Baba Ijebu, Adebutu Kensington and former Green Eagles star, Segun Odegbami.

Others are former Director General of the defunct National Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye, foremost women football club owner, Princess Jegede of Jegede babes, a former member of House of Assembly, Ayo Omidiran, father of Supporters Clubs in Nigeria, Rafiu Ladipo, Yemi Idowu and H E Oluwateru.

Meanwhile, at the ongoing U-15 championships in Osogbo, Lagos State bounced back from their opening day loss to qualify for the semifinal behind Oyo State in Group A after securing a 1-1 draw against Ekiti to secure four points from a loss, a win and a draw albeit with a better goals difference against Ekiti, who also secured four points.

In Group B, LaLiga/NPFL U-15 tourney winner, Remo Stars, joined group winner, Osun State for a place in the semifinal as Ogun and Ondo states bowed out.

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