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Okumagba, Kwara Government Inaugurates Supporters Club

History was made in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Friday as a partnership between the national body of the Super Eagles Supporters Club and the Kwara State Government yielded fruit with the birth of a Football Supporters Club in Kwara, the first of its kind.

The Super Eagles Supporters Club, a local initiative by Prince Vincent Okumagba has now gone global following his recognition as the number one football fan leader in Nigeria by FIFA, a feat which has lead to a robust partnership with the Kwara State Government, the next destination for Sports in Nigeria.

The historic event, held at the conference room of the Kwara State Sports Commission witnessed the birthing of the Super Eagles Supporters Club, Kwara State branch in the presence of the crème de la crème
of sports administration in the state led by the Kwara State Sports Commission Chairman, Mallam Bolakale Mogaji.

Activities started 24 hours prior with the Kwara State Deputy Governor, Hon Kayode Alabi hosting the Super Eagles Supporters Club leadership before leading the entourage to the number 1 indigene of the state, his Excellency, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Governor of Kwara State.

The newly formed Super Eagles Supporters Club, Kwara State Branch, is now to be led by a philanthropist and football enthusiast, Engr Olabunmi Komolafe Dickalo while the Chairman, women football development committee of the Kwara Football Association, Hajia Segilola Alaya will pilot the club affairs as the 1st Vice Chairman. Proprietor of Gidado football club, Alhaji Salihu Babatunde Afase is the 2nd vice chairman while an astute football administrator, Yomi Benson Olatunbosun will serve as the Secretary and ace photo Journalist, Abdul Momoh will serve as liaison officer.

The Kwara State Government only a few days ago, inaugurated the state Sports Commission board with plans in place to renovate the Ilorin and Offa stadiums to international standard with the intention of playing host to the different cadres of the Nigeria national team in the immediate future.

The Super Eagles Supporters Club is now officially a strategic partner of the Kwara State Government going forward.

Wole Opatola
Ilorin, Kwara State

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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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