NPFL 2023: Ekiti Born Rising Referee, Daramola Olalekan @ Center of Top Match


A topnotch clash will be going down today , Sunday between two familiar foes, Akwa United and Remo Stars in one of the week 6 encounters.

The match will surely be a big one but what’s big in it for Ekiti state football circle is that an Ekiti indigene, Daramola Olalekan Samuel will be at the center as the referee.

It is anticipated that the young energetic referee being one of the rising referees with Impressive profiles will be able to keep the form that fetched the recognition and reputation as a competent hand among the teeming Nigeria Football Referees Council.

Today’s match promises to be explosive as both teams have had good and bad experiences in term of results in their previous encounters, hence man at the center of the storm must be on top of the game from start to finish.

Daramola who had earlier this season taken up the flag from the line in a premier league match between Kano Pillars and Dakkada FC had been saddled with the responsibility to take up top matches since he made he premier league debut in 2016.

The young barrister (lawyer) by profession recently emerged as the only Ekiti son that was made the FifA listing Fitness Test held in Abuja.

The Law graduate from the Ekiti State University is from Osi Ekiti in Ekiti state and attended Nova International School where he started his refeering career at a very young age.

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