Sports veritable tool for promoting unity- Oyetola
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola has described sports as a veritable instrument and platform to promote the spirit of unity and love among the people.
Oyetola disclosed this in Osogbo during the final football match organised to mark the Silver Jubilee celebration of Osun State Christian Association of Nigeria (OS-CAN).
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Benedict Alabi commended the leadership of the state chapter of OS-CAN for promoting the spirit of love and togetherness among the Christians in the state through sports.
Alabi while presenting the trophy to the winners of the game stressed that Christianity is a community of faith and enjoined the adherent of Christian faith to always relate in love with one another as one body in Christ.
He commended the leadership of CAN for organizing the football competition as a way of promoting love, unity and togetherness among the Christians.
While describing the match as a keenly contested competition, he commend both the winners and local Government participating teams for the spirit of sportsmanship displayed during the competition.
The final match of the competition was between the Ifelodun local government football team and Ejigbo local government football team ended with 5 goals to 4 against Ejigbo. This was decided through a penalty shoot out after a one/ one draw at the end of the full regular time.
Ola-Oluwa local government football team came third with a 2-1 win over Isokan local government football team during the third place match.