The winner of the Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Memorial Cup Logo Contest, Opeyemi Fawumi on Tuesday in Ede was presented with a prize cheque of N150,000, by the initiator of the Competition, Rep Bamidele Salam.
Opeyemi Fawumi’s design was initially unveiled on Social Media on Sunday, but has now been shown off officially to the entire public at a Press Conference held at the Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Hall, Country home, Ede.
Speaking at the event, the Initiator of the Football Tournament, Rep Bamidele Salam, member Representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency said the Competition will continue to thrive and get bigger each year. The innovative Politician said the Competition’s logo was rebranded because he wants it to get bigger and make it more appealing to the general public.
“We decided to rebrand our logo, by setting out a notice for a logo design contest, asking young, able designers to send in their entries. I was surprised someone sent a design from Sudan and that shows you how much this competition will grow in some few years time.
“Over two hundred and thirty-three entries came in and we were able to trim it down to seven and down to two, before finally announcing the winner.”
“We deeply appreciate the supports of the State Football Association, the Ministry of Sports in Osun, the Referees Association and the Media As a Whole.
“This Competition is going Statewide and we are bringing in quality assurance to the Competition, one of the reasons we decided to rebrand our logo.
A very delighted Opeyemi Fawumi, who came out tops of the Logo Contest, was full of praises to the Initiator of the Logo Contest, Rep Bamidele Salam. The Iwo born Graphic Designer noted that the opportunity has given him the chance to want to do more.
“I am very excited and proud to have done something great for an important first-level event like the Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Memorial Cup.
“The Organisers did a great job, by giving us the opportunity to participate and a platform to table our talents.
“Besides spending hours to build up my designs, I am glad I could come up with something special at the end of the day. This will spur me to want to do more.”
Also speaking, the Coordinator of the Competition, Oladele Bamiji tasked everyone involved in the Competition to put in double efforts to ensure a very successful competition at the end of the day.
Other notable sports personalities that attended the event were, the Director, Osun State Ministry of Youths & Sports, Mrs Aderonke Ogunbanwo, the Secretary, Osun State Football Association, Abayomi Amoo, the Chairman of Osun State Grassroots Football Association, Leke Hamzat and many others.
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.