Kute community organises soccer, ayo-olopon tournaments

THE Ifesowapo Central Landlords Association, Kute, Ibadan, under the leadership of Chief AbdulGaniyu Asekuntile, has taken sports to the next level in the town.

The whole town is now agog with the football competition among youths of the 25 zones between the ages of 15 and 23 which started a fortnight ago, while draught and ayo-olopon games among the elderly ones will start this week.

The initiative of the new president is first of its kind in the community. The aims and objectives of this initiative include to foster harmonious relationship among the zones which is fast going into extinction; to bring the youth together and integrate them into the society’s ethos and values.

In his remarks, the chairman of the Sports Committee, Pastor G.O. Oke, believed that it is high time the town was exposed to the outside world as far as soccer and other games are concerned, saying that there are untapped talents in the community which the world needs at this material time.

He lauded Asekuntile for this lofty initiative of bringing unity back into the community and foster uncommon synergy between the old and the young through sports.

Asekuntile, in his remarks thanked God for the vision and appreciated the entire people of the community for watering the vision and making his dream a reality.

He believes that the seed would continue to grow and the talented ones would be exposed to the world, while appreciating the unalloyed commitment, untiring efforts and team spirit of the sports committee.

Meanwhile, according to the secretary of the sports committee, Comrade S.S Fadairo, the sporting activities continue and the community is looking forward to receiving people from all walks of life to harness the discovered potential of the town during the events and at the grand finale which would hold next month.