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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Ondo FA Cup kicks off Friday

By Femi Atolagbe


Ondo State Football Association has disclosed that total of 20 teams would be participating in the 2022 state FA Cup.

The draws for the preliminary of the competition that would kick off on May Friday 20 were held at the state sports complex, Akure with representatives of the participating teams in attendance.

The Chairman of the Committee saddled with the responsibility of organising the competition,Mr Aderemi Adetula, during the draws said the competition would start from the zonal level.

Adetula said instead of playing the knock out format that the teams would not have the feel for their money, they decided to make it lively, with a round rubbing format, and made it zonal before coming to Akure at the semi final level.

Also, a member of the committee and Chairman of Ondo State Referees Council, Fidelix Fabidun, said this was the highest number of teams in the state that had registered and participated in the competition.

Fabidun noted that out of the 19 teams, eight would be playing in Akure, four teams would be playing in Owo and six teams would be playing in Ondo.

He noted that the teams that participated in the finals and represented the state in the last AITEO Cup were drawn bye to the quarter finals; Akure City and Sunshine Stars FC of Akure.

Sunshine Queens are the only female team that registered,while others are for men’s football.

Full participating teams, Emailex, Real Ifon, Optimum, Kakaraka, OSOPADEC FC, Ekimogun, Zion FC , Sunshine Academy, Oijefon FC, New Town FC, WeliWeli, GABWEB, Prince Adebayo FC, F&J,Elite FC ,FC Oyemekun,Sunshine B.

,Elite FC, Sunshine Stars, Akure city and Sunshine Queens.

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