All roads lead to the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday when the amiable wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji will be officially unveiling the jersey of the state Female Football team. Ekiti Queens.
The event which will begin at about 4pm will be an avenue for the governor’s wife to reiterate the commitment of the BAO administration to youth development through sport.
She will also take the official kickoff of a friendly match between Ekiti Queens and Salem City Queens from Oye Ekiti which is one of the activities to brighten the jersey unveling.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Barrister Bamidele Arowosola says the jersey unveling is a sign of a new beginning for the female football team which has enjoyed remarkable attention and support from the governor wife since the assumption of office of governor Biodun Oyebanji.
On a bid to encourage female participation on sports, the governor had graciously purchased a slot for Ekiti Queens in the country’s Women Football League Championship and also increased the club’s monthly subvention.
The Permanent Secretary urged football stakeholders and lovers of the round leather game to come cheer the girls and show solidarity for the sports loving wife of the governor.
Secretary of Ekiti Queens football club, James Ayodele informed Newsmen that some major stakeholders have been invited from within and beyond the state including Deputy Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly,Mrs Bolaji Egbeyemi, former Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth & Sport, Mrs Tola Faseluka, Ekiti State Football Association Chairman, chief Olu Oloworemo, former Sports Council Board Member, Hon Jumoke Arogundade as well as Okemesi-Ekiti born female football administrator based in Kwara state, Mrs Abimbola Olaoye (CEO of Olabims Queens Football Academy of ilorin) who is also the Kwara State coordinator of Miss Football Nigeria.
Ekiti Queens will hopefully compete with 10 other teams in the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Championship between July 8 and 14.
Ekiti Queens and other female teams are expected to arrive on Friday July