The Ado Ekiti U13 football team has won the maiden edition of the Oba Ademola Ajakaiye Memorial U-13 football competition.
Ajayi Damilola scored in the fifth minute to put Ado in front, while Olasunkanmi Toheeb doubled their lead few minutes to the end of the first half as they head into the break with a two goal cushion.
During the half time break, the cake for the post humours birthday celebration of the late Oba Ademola Ajakaiye was cut while his son Prince Adewole Ajakaiye was elated to see the development of grassroot football in the state.
“we are happy to see events like this and we will do our best with the FA to see its more glamorous next year”
The second half remained cagey as Ikole boys pushed to reduce the deficit but the Ado defence line was resolute enough to hold their own.
Ekiti State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Hon. Akeem Jamiu, Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Micheal Awopetu, Hon. Akin Oyebode – Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Dr Oyebanji Filani – Commissioner for Health, Professor Bolaji Aluko, the Special Adviser, Director General Office of Transformation, Strategy & Delivery and the Chairman Ikole Local Government, Hon. Sola Olominu all graced the event.