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SmartCity Osun FA League: Super Eagles Goalkeeper’s Trainer Storms League Centres

…..Thumbs Osun FA

Silver winning Super Eagles goalkeeper’s trainer, Olatunji Abideen Baruwa MON, has thumbed the structure, initiatives and proactiveness of Osun State Football Associations towards the developments of the game and in particular, the tech driven SmartCity Osun State Football League.

Baruwa who returned to the state recently surprisingly appeared in two centres, Ataoja High School Pitch and Osogbo High School Pitch respectively on Sunday.

Former Head Coach of Osun Utd., who was received by Associations chief, Mayor Olushola Fanawopo, was made to perform ceremonial kick-off before Orolu Feeders and Divine FA llesha locked horns.

“Truly, Osun State is a home of grassroots soccer. There’s no way we can reclaim the lost glory if we fail to return to grassroots. Osun State has in time past had the likes of one time Secretary of Nigeria Football Associations, Late Chief Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi, Chief Ademola Adesina, Dr. Felix Owolabi, Kazeem Babatunde, Rabiu Afolabi, Suraj Sodiq amongst others, they are all products of grassroot football. Osun FA is changing the face of football and they must be encouraged.” Baruwa, who’s the current goalkeeper’s trainer of Solid Miners stated.

Thirty two (32) clubs are currently participating in the league, housed in four conferences with over 700 players. The week one duels recorded 38 goals in sixteen games, two away wins, five draws and nine home wins.

It’s unprecedented in Osun State following the success recorded in the first week, sixteen matches across federal constituencies with BlackdrumTV beaming games in real life. The league has other partners such as, Armstrong Paints, Trumax Pharmaceuticals, Desarrollar, Threadsandus, foremost data company, Sportalytics and Sotera Water.

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