Bayo Olanlege: Visibility Will Help Us Attract Sponsors

The Ekiti State Football Association Chairman, Mr. Bayo Olanlege says the use of media space will help the Association attract sponsors for football development in the State.

Olanlege said this at the media parley between the Football Association and the State Sports Writers at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium on Thursday.

While affirming that the State FA will improve on the existing relationship it has with SWAN in Ekiti, charged the Sports Writers to disregard competitions that are not endorsed by the football body in the quest to promote association over street football in the new dispensation of bringing positive changes to the Ekiti State Football Ecosystem.

“You (SWAN) are key stakeholders in effecting improvements on the running of football in the State in a way that can rub off gains on other components of the game and sectors of the state, which can also be emulated by other States,” said the astute football administrator.

To back this claim, he cited the Bet9ja leagues holding in several States, an idea which was visibly promoted by Ekiti State FA.

Olanlege solicited for the support of Ekiti SWAN to achieve the lofty goal of developing youths in Ekiti by enhanced football administration, through sustained promotion of Ekiti FA activities, projects, products and spotlighting grey areas for corrections, this, he said will ensure proper visibility that will attract more sponsors to football.

Reacting to this, the Chairman, Ekiti State Sport Writers Association Nigeria, Qozeem Oladapo promised a more professional dealing in their approach as supporters of progressive strides in sports, urging the FA for inclusivity in media relations for better union.

Other comments from former chairmen of SWAN in Ekiti State, Mr. Bayo Babalola and Ayodeji Ogunsakin, corroborated the importance of a cordial relationship and promotion of local content.

Present at the parley includes board member of the EKSFA, Mr. Adegboyega Afolabi together with a large contingent of Ekiti SWAN members.

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