With the conclusion of the much-anticipated NFF AGA/Elective Congress over the weekend, the Chairman of the Ekiti State Football Association, Mr. Bayo Olanlege has concluded plans to visit all the Local Football Councils across the sixteen local governments of the state.
Ekiti FA Secretary, Mr. Pelumi Abiara in a memo sent to all local councils revealed that the Ekiti FA supremo will love to have deliberations with football stakeholders ranging from sports coordinators for primary and secondary schools, referees’ society, coaches’ association, local club owners, sports officers from the local governments, players union, and Red Cross Society of Nigeria.
He further informed that the theme of the visitation would be; “Building a viable football culture in Ekiti Football Ecosystem using the LFCs as the fulcrum”.
Other parts of his visiting plans comprise the establishment of a referee’s society in some of the LFCs in the state that has none, strengthening of coaches’ association in LFCs, and having a viable and working media among other pressing issues.
The aim is to strengthen football administration at the grassroots as part of the efforts to build a sustainable football culture in the state before the Bayo-Olanlege administration leaves office at the end of its tenure in May next year.