It was sensational as Odoshida Fc beat Odojomu Fc at the Ondo City Stadium on Saturday 27th June 2021. This ideology is to rekindle Football league across Ondo State and beyond.
In consonance with the underpinning philosophy of “Destination Ondo” which is to leverage on the tourism potentials of Ondo State to rekindle HOPE, promote UNITY, engender REBIRTH for PROSPERITY (HURP) of all especially, young people, a very critical segment of our society, an Inter-Street Football Competition was designed and commenced with a novelty match between Odosida FC and Odojomu FC on Sunday, 27th June, 2021 held at the Ondo City Stadium, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.
In attendance were primary school pupils, secondary school students, students leaders from University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED, Ondo City, Adeyemi College of Education, Federation of Ondo Kingdom Students’ Union, FOESU, Dr. Ajibola Oyeneyin, Vice Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Ondo State Chapter, Elder J.B. Akindutire, former Principal, Adeyemi College of Education, Demonstration Secondary School and former Chairman, ODC Sub-Committee on Youth and Culture, Com. Sola Akinbinu, Coordinator 1, Ondo Ekimogun Youth Congress and Com. Kenneth Adegeye, Coordinator 2, OEYC, PMAN Executives led by Prince Gbadebo, FA Chairman, Coach Bobola Akinfolarin, Mr. Mayowa Akinwande, Pastor Bolawa, Manager, Sasere Franklin (a Sweden based Ondo footballer), Mr. Jephthah, Referees Association, correspondents from Suncity FM, Kaftan TV, Ondo Diary, Mrs. Mairo Adegeye, Head, Research, Documentation and HR Dept Destination Ondo, Mr. Femi Adegeye, Reality Life Magazine and TV, Mr. Olasanoye, Chairman, Barbers Association Ondo Kingdom, Mr. Dapo Aderele, former Chairman, PMAN, Mr. Akin Ajetunmobi with almost five hundred (500) spectators in the stadium pavilion.
The highlights of the event were the superlative performance by the Atunda Entertainment Group, Ondo Branch, the melodious songs dished out by the Disc Jockey, DJ Ostunt, Asun Ibile delicacy and the rib cracking commentary in different languages by the match commentator, Benteke.
The Visioner, Destination Ondo, Dr. Wanle Akinboboye in his opening speech delivered by Mr. Olubodun Omotayo Marcus, the Confidential Secretary Destination Ondo charged Ondo sons and daughters at home and in Diaspora “to see the Inter-Street Football Competition as an eye opener for them to pay serious attention to youth engagement and development”. He also encouraged successful indigenes and residents of Ondo Kingdom to sponsor their streets or pick a street for participation in the football competition.
Though, the novelty match was tension soaked, it eventually ended 1-0 in favour of Odosida FC.