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Local Derby: Olorunda United Face Osogbo United As The Third Edition Of The Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Memorial Cup Kicks Off.

The third edition of the yearly Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Memorial Cup will kick off on Sunday, December 4th 2022 at the Osogbo City Stadium, Osogbo.

The Memorial Football Championship is dedicated in honour of the first Civilian Governor of Osun State, Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke and solely powered by Rep. Bamidele Salam, who represents the good people of Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun State in the National Assembly.

This year’s edition will see teams from all thirty Local Government in Osun State Participating, including Ife East Area Office. Making the Competition the biggest Grassroots Football Competition in the State.

The Opening day action will see six teams participating. In the first match of the day scheduled for 10am, Area Council FC will face Osun FA Team, while Olorunda United FC and Osogbo United will battle it out by 12pm, in the last game of the day, Irepodun FC will battle Orolu FC.

Coordinator of the Tournament Oladele Bamiji stated that everything has been put in place to ensure a colourful and exciting Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Memorial Football Championship.

HOB as he is popularly called further advised participating teams to play according to the rules of the game, he also called on the players to take advantage of the tournament to develop their talent. .

“The tournament is now even bigger than how it used to be. The initiator Rep Bamidele Salam wants all youths in the State to benefit from the competition.

“Everything is in top gear, we have inspected the venue for the opening games and I must say I am well satisfied with what is on ground.

“We look forward to a great tournament and one which we would always remember the gains in years to come.” He concluded.

The Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Memorial Cup Competition was initiated by Honourable Bamidele Salam in the year 2020, to immortalize the selfless, philanthropic service of the first civilian Governor of Osun State, who was a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and an astute Politician when he was alive.

The third edition of the Competition has being expanded to involve selected Football Clubs from the 30 Local Governments in Osun State and the Ife East Area Office.

Adeleke Dynasty FC & Eyiowuawi FC are the past winners of the prestigious Memorial Football Championship.


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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