A philanthropist and lover of sports, Asiwaju Akindele Fajemiyo has donated a trophy for a grassroots football competition that will be played in his name to discover talents in Osun State.
Fajemiyo, who hailed from Ipetu Ijesha, a town in Oriade local government area, in Osun State, Nigeria, said the idea is to complement efforts of the Osun State government in youths’ capacity building through sports.
He added that his technical team will scout for talented players that will form a football team that will bear his name and will be sponsored in the Nationwide League and subsequently progress to the elite cadre of Nigerian professional league, thereby creating employment opportunities for talented Osun youths.
“I noticed there are lots of our youths that have soccer talents but do not have platform and opportunity to showcase it and that is why I’m planning to institute a football competition in my State which I know will also complements the efforts of the state government in the sector”, said Fajemiyo.
He, however, revealed that a date will soon be announced for the commencement of the tournament after all necessary logistics are put in place by the organizing committee for Akindele Fajemiyo Football Tourney
Asiwaju Akindele Fahemiyo, an engineer with interest in engineering and environmental services, he is the MD/CEO, Lee Fakino Nigeria Limited.