States in Southwest are set for football league among themselves, named Odua Football League, a move the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, commended.
Speaking in Ibadan on Friday during the unveiling of the League’s logo and its inauguration at the Cocoa House office of the OFL, NFF President, Amaju Pinninck, commended the Western Nigeria Football Forum for the regional league initiative, saying that the project would be replicated in other zones.
He added that the regional leagues would be promoted as a policy document of the NFF to develop football in every part of the country.
According to Pinnick, “The NFF will nurture this and make it a policy for other zones to emulate. It is a healthy competition that should be developed and not a rivalry among the zones.
Present at the occasion were; Sports commissioners from the six South-West states, ex-FIFA Technical Instructor, Adegboye Onigbinde; former secretary of the NFF, Taiwo Ogunjobi; Acting Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, Seye Oyeleye; ex internationals, Femi Opabunmi and Gbenga Okunowo; and the First Vice President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi.