By Femi Atolagbe
The Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo sports complex was agog as the much awaited Bet9ja Ondo State Football League kicked off with Rufus Giwa FC trade tackles with Wolfs Pack FC.
The sports complex filled to its brim as people wanted to catch the glimpse of the much anticipated state league.
The opening match for The Ondo North Senatorial District opening match had the first half of the encounter ending 1-1 with both sides rued many goal scoring chances.
The second half was not left out of interesting moments as both teams kept the spectators on their toes until RUGIPO FC doubled their effort to make the game 2-1 and won the encounter to keep the maximum three points in the kitty.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Ondo State Football League, Yomi Seriki, had appreciated the management of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic for making their facility available for the competition.
Seriki said he allayed the fears of participants who feared coming to a school environment for the match
“I feel very happy that this committee decided to bring the kickoff of Ondo State Football League to this environment, I am sure all of us who are here have seen it all, the spectators’ participants have been wonderful, am quite impressed with what we have seen.
“We have not made any mistake by bringing it to this environment, with what we have seen. This is the beginning which is going to get better along the line.
“They (RUGIPO) even presented a good football team, you could see the way and manner they matched up with their opponents, it can only get better,” he said.
Also, the Chairman of Ondo State Football Association, Otunba Dele Ajayi, urged all teams to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the competition.
Ajayi, who was happy with the number of spectators at the event, appreciated the committee members for a job well done so far, urging them to continue with the vision of the state FA.
Actions continue in the Northern Senatorial District for the next two weeks across designated venues in Owo and Ikare as teams trade tackles.
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