Abuja - State of Osun Governor
Rauf Aregbesola, has lauded the state football association for winning the
maiden Nigeria Football Federation South West Under 13 Tournament.
Team Osun won the inaugural South West U-13 Football Tournament held at the
Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure.
The four-day programme saw Team Osun winning the event by defeating Team Lagos
4-2 via penalties, after regulation time ended goalless in the finals. Team
Ogun emerged third.
Aregbesola praised the leadership quality of Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, (Chairman
Osun FA) for running the affairs of the association excellently despite cash
At a reception organized for the team at the Office of the Governor, Aregbesola
commended the kids determination, commitment, patriotism and soccer artistry
which the team displayed in winning the maiden competition.
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“I am very happy. We are very proud of your success and I want to congratulate
you because you have made us proud.”
“As I am looking at you something struck on my mind that you are talented
without a doubt but the talent you have must have been greatly enhanced by the
good meal we served you at your elementary school level and one clear advantage
that you have above your contemporaries is the fact that you are a product of
our elementary schools and you must have benefited from the sumptuous and
nutritious meal you are given by the time you are there.”
“I pray that God will support you as you are moving on in your quest for
learning and in your quest for achievement and fulfilment in life, I am happy
to receive you, it gives me joy and I am very proud to be associated with your
“I congratulate you and hope you continue to aim higher and sustain their
winning streak to attain greater heights in future championships,” he said.