In its bid to engage the youth in the sporting activities, a non-governmental organisation, the Extra-Classe Oyo pro league is organising a three-month football fiesta in Oyo State.
Speaking with Tribunesport, the representative of the sponsor of the championship, Mr Abidemi Adewoye, the chief executive officer, Sportsdotcom Dynamite Agency explained that their ultimate objective was to develop football in the state.
“We are going down to the grassroots football to discover and bring up young and talented footballers who can be groomed to represent the state in future competitions as well as the country at large.
“Oyo State as Pace Setter, is blessed with a lot of football stars in the past and we believe we can still develop more talents from the grassroots,” said Adewoye.
He noted that, the U-21 team league games which will commence with 16 teams have been approved and supported by the Oyo State Football Association alongside the Oyo State Sports Council.
“The kits for each team will be provided by the sponsor of the championship, Pangeea Event sponsor campaign from Romania with three years contract.
“The matches will be home and away games as we are making use of five stadia in the state, Lekan Salami Stadium, Durban stadium, Ogbomoso township stadium, OYSADEP play ground Saki and Iseyin township stadium and it will cut across all the zones in Oyo State,” he added.
Adewoye urged the youth in the state who have passion for football and ready to develop themselves to show up for the championship, as he assured that Extra-Classe Oyo pro league would continue to support sports from the grassroots in order to discover talents for the state and the country as a whole.