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FIFA Referee Hails Toyin Gafaar’s Efforts in Promoting Lagos Teams in Nigeria’s Elite League


Renowned FIFA badge referee, Jelili Ogunmuyiwa, has praised Toyin Gafaar, President of Ikorodu City FC, for his tireless efforts in ensuring Lagos-based teams feature in Nigeria’s top-tier football league.

Ogunmuyiwa, who has officiated at six FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups, commended Gafaar’s dedication to promoting youth development, youth engagement, and job opportunities in the sports sector.

Gafaar’s contributions include facilitating the entry of MFM FC into the Nigeria National League, the Church Boys later gained promotion to the NPFL in 2016.

His latest achievement is leading Ikorodu City FC, nicknamed “OGA BOYS,” to the top tier of the Nigeria Football league.

Ogunmuyiwa lauded Gafaar’s selfless efforts, including his role in the reconstruction of the Igbogbo Stadium in Ikorodu, which is nearing completion.

The referee expressed his gratitude to Gafaar, acknowledging his impact on Lagos State’s representation in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Toyin Gafaar’s efforts have ensured Lagos State remains boldly on the world sports map,” Ogunmuyiwa said.

His dedication to youth development and sports promotion is exemplary. Ikorodu City FC’s rise to the top tier confirms to his hard work and vision.”

Ogunmuyiwa’s accolades highlight Gafaar’s commitment to promoting the beautiful game in Lagos State and beyond.

As the football community looks forward to the upcoming season, Gafaar’s contributions will undoubtedly continue to inspire future generations of football enthusiasts.

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