Ondo hosts Heads of Service tourney
By Femi Atolagbe
Arrangements are in top gear for the commencement of the maiden Western Nigeria Heads of Service Football Festival to be hosted by Ondo state,which is aim to foster peaceful relationship amongst participating states.
The inaugural meeting of the main organising committee was held in Ibadan recently, the committee requested that each state in the zone hold its preliminary matches where winners will emerge for the final stage that will take place in Akure, Ondo State in July/August.
Mr Seyi Akinwunmi, Chairman, Western Nigeria Football Forum and Co-Chairman, Main Organising Committee commended the Heads of Service in the zone for their passion to develop the game.
Disclosing that the Festival will not only develop football in the zone but cement the bonding among the states and help in discovering more talents, foster healthy relationship,
Noting that the game will also be an avenue for the empowerment of young people for positive development of the region.
According to Akinwunmi, “Each state in the zone will present two teams, one male and one female team to participate at the final stage to be hosted by Ondo State later in the year we plan to make this an annual event that will be rotational among the states in the zone in order to use football to engender deeper relationships between the states”.
He added that during the game, It will also feature mainstream Nigerian Artists as well cultural displays by the participating States.