One time Super Eagles attacking midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has reiterated the commitments of Oyo FA under the leadership of Oba James Odeniran to make the state the ‘home of football’ again.
Headmaster as he’s fondly called by his admirers in his active playing days was voted a board member Oyo state FA exactly a year ago at Ladalob Royal Suites, Bodija, Ibadan.
Adepoju was a product of grassroots started playing at a tender age, featured for CRIN FC where his dad was an employee at the time. He later starred for Femo Scorpion FC and joined 3SC when Femo was disbanded.
“We have been grooming young players of correct age for future competitions though Covid19 pandemic has halted the process but we will continue from where we stopped when football returns,” Adepoju, a former junior and senior international who represented Nigeria in three FIFA World Cups and as many Africa Cup of Nations told Family United By Football FUBF, a renowned Soccer Platform on Saturday’s evening.
The astute football administrator who is equally the Laliga Ambassador in Nigeria noted that, glorious talents are scattered in the state but the board is ready to unearth the raw talents, nurture and provide the platform for them to make a worthwhile careers in football.
“Oyo state FA is poised to take football to highest level and see to development of players and making Oyo state the home of football again.
“Though presently, a lot of daunting challenges are facing us but we shall continue to work to fulfill our mandate and I believe things shall pan out well for us,” the vastly experienced journeyman who was scouted in IFA league, a grassroots tourney at a tender age told FUBF.
Mutiu Adepoju had a thrilling career, he subsequently returned to his first professional team Shooting Stars FC, as general manager and later unveiled as Laliga Ambassador in Nigeria.