36 Lion Football Club President, Hajji Olawale Liameed Gafar has been voted as FUBS Sportman of the Year.
The talent devloper, youth mobilizer, stabilzer, motivator and capacity builder beat off competition from Prof. Sadiq Abdullahi and Dr. Kweku Tandoh to win the coveted award.
The electoral committee was headed by former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Vice President and Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) Chairman, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi.
The current LSFA Vice President expressed appreciation for the recognition via the foremost FUBS Platform.
“I am deeply honored and humbled by the recognition as the Personality of the Year within this our remarkable community,” Hajji Gafar enthused.
“This honor speaks volum about our joint efforts, shared dedication, and the unwavering support defining the essence of FUBS.”
“Your belief has been an incredible source of motivation. I am profoundly grateful for the trust you have placed in me. This accolade is not solely mine; it is a tribute to every committed member of FUBS whose passion propels our shared success.”
“I reiterate a profound gratitude to my nominators and every single individual who voted me as FUBS POTY 2023. As we celebrate this milestone together, let’s fortify our bonds, collaborating to empower our youth and advance the noble cause of sports within our community. Your unwavering support strengthens my resolve to serve Nigeria Sports, especially Football with unwavering dedication and purpose.”
Hajj Gafar also expressed appreciation to former NFF Vice President and Lagos State Football Association Chairman, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi and the entire committee members.
“I extend my heartfelt appreciation to Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi and the esteemed members of the electoral committee for their diligent efforts in ensuring a fair and transparent electoral process. Your commitment to upholding fairness and integrity throughout this journey is commendable.
“My utmost respect and admiration go to my worthy opponents, Prof. Sadiq Abdullahi and Dr. Kweku Tandoh. Their dedication and unwavering commitment to Nigeria Sports/FUBS deserve immense recognition. I value the spirit of camaraderie and healthy competition they brought to this contest.
“From the depth of my heart, thank you for this incredible honor. Being part of this extraordinary community fills me with immense privilege, and I eagerly anticipate the continued impact we will make together,” he added.