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Sports News of Friday, 6 May 2022


Makinde lauded over renovation of Olubadan stadium

Chairman of Ibadan Football Association (IFA), Rotimi Alli has praised Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde over the renovation of Olubadan stadium.

Speaking at a Ramadan get-together held for members of the Oyo State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Alli commended Makinde for the facelift of the ancient stadium.

“I am not a politician but just a sports-loving legal practitioner. So I didn’t lobby for this ongoing renovation of Olubadan stadium. The Governor came of his own volition and started to give the stadium a new look,” Alli said.

The IFA boss solicited the cooperation of the media in publicising the activities of the Football Association’s leadership.

“We have succeeded in resuscitating the IFA League which had been moribund for more than a decade. And very soon, we will organise the Olubadan Cup. We want sports journalists to give these competitions adequate publicity to enable them to attract sponsors and promoters,” he said.

Responding, the Chairman of SWAN in Oyo State, Niyi Alebiosu thanked the IFA Boss for hosting sports journalists in the spirit of Ramadan, while assuring Alli of continued support from the sporting media.