In a bid to foster a formidable working relationship between the sporting media and the Nigerian Police, arrangements have been concluded by the Oyo State Police Command to engage members of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Oyo State chapter in a friendly football match scheduled to hold at the playing ground of the Oyo State Police Command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.
SP Segun Faboyede, the Officer-In-Charge of Sports, Oyo State Police Command’ said he had perfected plans alongside the Chairman of Oyo SWAN, Niyi Alebiosu, to have a hitch-free match.
The match which has been slated for Wednesday 3rd, August, 2016 is not between the media and the Police professional side known as Police Machine but between a selected officers which includes the Police Commissioner and other top officers in the command
“The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, CP Leye Oyebade is keen to feature in the football match and had been training vigorously to ensure victory for the Police over the sportwriters”, Oyo Police O/C Sport, Faborode noted.
Meanwhile, Oyo SWAN Chairman, Niyi Alebiosu, while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan has sounded a note of warning to the Police, saying the sports writers have a formidable squad that comprises of professionals that can easily subdue any opponent at any point in time.
He added that the event will also create a conducive atmosphere for both bodies to interact and relax because the nature of their job barely gives time for such.