COVID-19: Ogun FA Taskforce To Ensure Continuous Compliance To Ban On Football Activities

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The Ogun State Football Association (OGSFA) says its Special Taskforce set up to enforce the ban on all football activities in the state, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, will ensure continuos compliance to the embargo, as a precaution to further spread of the pandemic in communities.

This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the virtual meeting of the board of the FA, held last Wednesday, 29th April, 2020.

The board of the Association according to the communique also agreed in conformity with the resolutions of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for AITEO Cup competition and the conclusion of the NFF/Zenith Bank Future Championship, that necessary arrangements must be put in place ahead of time to ensure the State undelayed full participation at the time the competitions willl commence upon the resumption of football activities after COVID 19 pandemic.

It reads “In conformity to the resolutions of the Nigeria Football Federation for the AITEO Cup competition and the conclusion of the NFF/Zenith Bank Future Championship, the Board agreed that necessary arrangements must be put in place ahead of time to ensure the State undelayed full participation at the time the competitions willl commence upon the resumption of football activities after COVID 19 pandemic”.

The Board also directed that the Secretariat should carry on with the necessary background arrangements in preparation for the 2020 Edition of the Annual Kesington Adebutu Ogun State U-17 Female & U-18 Male Football Competitions, until the coast shall be cleared for the competitions to commence.

The communique read further “Upon the report of the Youth & Technical Committees of the OGSFA that the final selection of the State U13 & U15 have been concluded while waiting for the competitions schedules, the Board reiterated the need for concerted efforts at securing sponsorship supports for the youth programme of the FA, through sports marketing agents if necessary”.

“The Board concluded that some of the standing committees of the FA are due to be reconstituted with vibrant personalities, especially the Marketing and Sponsorship committee”.

The Board however, gave kudos to the President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick and his team for providing outstanding needed quality leadership for all, at this time despite the myriad of challenges confronting the federation.

The Board also appreciated the FA Chairman, Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi for his untiring efforts of keeping footballing affairs running at all times, as well as the development of the Sport in the State.

Meanwhile, the board lauded the proactiveness of the Government of Ogun State at containing and combating the novel COVID-19 pandemic in the State since the index case was recorded, while members equally commended the cooperation of the sports loving people of the State for being in compliance with the lockdown directive by the Federal Government for the past four weeks.

The communique read “The Board lauded the proactiveness of the Government of Ogun State at containing & combating the novel COVID-19 pandemic in the State since the index case was recorded. Members equally commended the cooperation of the sports loving people of the State for being in compliance with the lockdown directive by the Federal Government for the past four weeks”.

In attendance were;

Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi (Chairman)

Alhaji Nojimu Lasisi (Vice Chairman)

Elder Abiodun Odejinmi (member);

Mr J.K. Akinkunmi (member);

Mr Femi Bamigboye (member);

Madam Love Osinoiki (member);

Alhaji Fatai Oyerogba (member);

Chief Gbenga Segun (member);

Alhaji Chief Fola Olaleye (member);

Elder Victor O. Idowu (Secretary);

Mr OpeOluwa Osoba (Asst. Secretary)

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