After a long wait, the Edo State Local Government Area (LGA) Football Association elections held in Benin City on Wednesday morning witnessed the emergence of new leaders to spearhead football development at the grassroots level.
The elections, marked by anticipation culminated in the election of two dynamic figures to pivotal positions.
Roland Inonoje, the visionary owner of Rolly FC, emerged as the newly elected chairman of the Ovia North East LGA Football Association. With his dedication to grassroots football, Inonoje’s leadership promises to usher in a new era of innovation, growth, and opportunities for football enthusiasts in the region. His experience in football administration and his vision for fostering youth development make him a formidable figure to lead the Ovia North East LGA Football Association.
Meanwhile, in the Oredo LGA, Douglas Otaniyen’s triumph as the winner of the chairmanship elections has captured the attention of the football community. Otaniyen, who is the chairman of the Benin City Youth League, brings a wealth of grassroots football experience to his new role. His passion for nurturing young talent and his dedication to elevating the sporting landscape in Oredo signal a promising future for football within the local government area.
The elections held democratically and transparently, reflect the collective aspiration of the Edo State Football Association to elevate the sport at the grassroots level. With a blend of fresh ideas, experience, and dedication, the newly elected chairmen are poised to chart a course that enhances football participation, development, and engagement across the state.