Oguntuase Adesina Gives Acceptance Speech As New Elected Chairman Ekiti State Referee Council


By Oyerinde Femi

The new elected chairman of Ekiti State Referee Council Oguntuase Adesina has given his acceptance Speech.

In the speech,he described his election as no victor,no vanquish.

The speech reads:


-On behalf of the elected executives of Ekiti state football referees council, I give glory and adoration to almighty God for granting us the opportunity to witness today which marks the beginning of another journey in the history of Ekiti state football referees council in Ekiti state and indeed, Nigeria.

My sincere appreciation goes to our amiable governor of Ekiti state, H.E Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji for providing enable environment for us to thrive.

I cannot but appreciate my indefatigable GM, Ekiti state sports council Mr kunle Adeyemi for accommodating our council and the hands of fellowship extended to us.

I also use this medium to appreciate the entire members of Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) ably led by ALHAJI OTUNBA TADE AZEEZ for their support in making today a reality.

We will all witness many more of this by the grace of God. *APPEAL* — I want to appeal to all contestants who were not elected to see it as a game in which there must be a winner and a looser. A looser today may definitely be a winner tomorrow.

I also want to appeal to my colleagues to see this journey as a collective one. Every member will be involved in my administration and my charge is for everyone to brace up for the task ahead.


– My vision is to take the council to enviable heights where the government and the relevant football stakeholders will accord us our due respect.


You will agree with me that EKSFRC is the only body saddled with the power and right to officiate EKSFA organized football competitions in Ekiti state

I will join my force with the forces of my Exco and members of the council to increase the numerical strength of referees council.We will promote unity among elders and active referees

We will work harmoniously with state football Association so as to make referees hobby a profitable one.Active roles to restore the integrity of EKSFRC in Ekiti state.

Good relationship with leadership of NRA / NFFWe will present a budget and accounting manually for smooth and transparent administration.Regular press conference to address typical issues as may be affecting members of referees council.


Henceforth, members’ attitude towards the council MUST change, because there would be massive recruitment into the referees council to boost our numerical strength.

We have to keep away from “anger” because it hurts! Let us embrace “patience” as patience with others brings “respect”.

Do not let us think hard about the past, it brings “tears” and “sorrow”.

Think less about the future, it brings “fears” live the moment with a smile, it brings “cheers” Remember that every test in our lives makes us “bitter” or “better”.Every problem makes us or breaks us.

The choice is ours either to become a victim or a victor. Beautiful things are not always good but good things are always beautiful.

The choice is ours to stay together as one big, responsible, responsive and financially respected family, let us decide to contribute our quotas to make the council enviable and great.

On this note, I thank all dignitaries and well-wishers here present, may God bless you ALL and grant you journey mercies back to your various destinations. Amen.

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