The chairman of Ekiti State Football Association, Bayo Olanlege says his board has secured a sponsorship deal from betting firm Bet9ja to kick start the 2021/2022 season of the State Football League known as Bet9ja Ekiti Football League, BEFL.

Olanlege made this known at the maiden edition of the Ekiti State Football Association Merit Awards 2021 which was held at the weekend at the Adetiloye Banquet Hall in Ado Ekiti.

The FA boss who reeled out his board’s achievement of last season said: “We have secured yet another sponsorship deal from Bet9ja and it’s Agents in Ekiti State for the Bet9ja Ekiti Football League.

“The 2021/2022 season of our State Football League will kick off in February and it will run for about four to five months, thus engaging our youth further.”

Olanlege further commended the Ekiti State Governor, His Excellency Dr John Kayode Fayemi for creating an enabling environment for the beauty of football and sports to thrive in the state.

Recall the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the organizers from staging the football season in 2020.

Credit: Rasaq Obiorien

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