Ooni Commences High School Soccer Competition
His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ile-ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has made good of his promise to revive grassroot football especially in the Southwest with the commencement of High School soccer competition in Ile-Ife.
The foremost monarch who launched this project in his Palace in September 2018 said it is a dream come true for young talents who has been in thirsty to showcase their talents for them to become special being among their peers.
The tournament which has 16 qualified high school teams started earlier this year and it’s still at the preliminary stage where they will be reduced to eight for the next round.
Some of the school participating include Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife;
Kemade High school, Ile-Ife; L. A High School, Ipetumodu; CAC Grammar School, Edunabun; Olode High School, Olode; Asipa High School, Asipa; Ife City Grammar School, Ile-Ife;
St. John’s High School, Ile-Ife; School of Science, Ile-Ife;
Seventh Day Adventist Grammar School, Ile-Ife; Ife Anglican Grammar School, Ile-Ife; St David’s Grammar School, Ile-Ife.
The coordinator of the project Mr.Akionla Martin’s said this is a very laudable project that every well meaning Nigerians should support because it is going to rewrite the history of grassroot soccer in Nigeria and it is going global as talents will be discovered for the whole world to see that the hidden talents are still in the country.
He notes that some promising young talents had discovered so far, he therefore urged residents and young talents in ife and it’s environ to implore the opportunity and wants parents and guardians to encourage their wards to show case their talents as this game continues. .
The competition ends in March where the Oonirisa will present the trophy and awards to the winners.