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Identify Referees In Training Initiative Yields postive Results ; Olanlenge Congratulates Ekiti Referees Council.

It is a dream come true for the Bayo Olanlege led board of the Ekiti State Football Association when it was revealed that a remarkable number of members have been registered by the Ekiti State Referees Council with the Nigeria Referees Council for the year.

Dominated by young, sprightly referees, there are now a sizeable members of the young members spread around the sixteen local football councils in the state.

This is also a testimony to the success of the Identify Referees-in-Training initiative of the Ekiti FA in conjunction with the Ekiti State Referees Council that allowed boys and girls in the secondary schools to be scouted and encouraged to begin learning the ropes as officiating officials from young age.

The Chairman of Ekiti FA, Bayo Olanlege in his reaction congratulated the council and it’s board headed by Otunba Amos Ariyo and his team which includes Omotoye Toyese, State Training Officer, Ayodeji Aladesanmi, the 2nd Vice Chairman who is also the Ag. Chairman, Ado LFC, Barr. Lekan Daramola and the Council Secretary Kehinde Cuba Adetule for the unprecedented feat which he said will greatly elevate the round leather game in Ekiti.

He further credited the Nigeria Referees Association heads, especially the Chairman, Otunba Tade Azeez and Zonal Coordinator, Kabiyesi, Oba James Odeniran as the guiding hands to get through the process with less difficulties, appreciating the body for its cooperation and numerous support to the custodians of the law of the game in Ekiti.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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