The Oyo State Government is set to embark on an exciting initiative to identify and nurture young talents for its female football team.
This is contained in a statement, signed by the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Ms. Wasilat Adegoke in Ibadan on Wednesday.
According to her, the screening exercise which is to commence on Tuesday 6th February, will take place in the seven geo-political zones in the state.
The screening exercise for Oyo Zone will take place on, Tuesday at Durbar Stadium Oyo, between 9am and 11am, while at Ogbomoso Zone will be held at Soun Township Stadium from 1pm to 3pm same day.
At Kisi Zone on Wednesday, 7th February the screening will start from 9am to 11am.
Adegoke said for Saki and Iseyin zones, on February 7th, prospective players will be screened at the Saki Township Stadium by 12 p.m and Iseyin Township stadium by 4pm.
“Similarly, the Ibarapa Zone would take a queue for the screening at Methodist Grammar School Igboora and Eruwa Township Stadium on Thursday, 8th February at 10am to 12noon and 3pm respectively”, she added.
The Ibadan Zone Screening will take place on 17th February at Ikolaba high School, Ibadan, at 10 O’clock in Ibadan.
The Commissioner commended Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for supporting sports development.
According to her, the program aligns with the long-term vision of the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration to establish a robust developmental team, and identify talents from the State.
*Prince Dotun Oyelade,*
Commissioner for Information and Orientation,
January 31, 2024.