The Patron of Kwara State Beach Soccer Association, Sir Prince Oladimeji Thompson has been described as the strong pillar of the game in the state.
Speaking at an end of the year event organised by the association on Wednesday 30th of December, the Chairman of Beach Soccer in Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulateef Adebowale Adedeji, said the Patron’s support to the cause of developing the game has been overwhelming and worthy of note.
While presenting him with an award for his numerous contributions, the immediate past General Manager of Radio Kwara noted that the business mogul has helped lubricate the onerous task of widening the horizon of Beach Soccer saying it’s a legacy that would forever be cherished.
Adedimeji, who is also an advertisement guru revealed that Kwara state has been conferred the opportunity by the Beach soccer Union as first state to initiate Female Beach Soccer programme in the country, and they will be having a tournament around April 2021 to incorporate female folks in to the trend of the game.
Chief Oladimeji in his remarks appreciated the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for providing the leverage for the game to thrive restating his commitment towards achieving it’s highest ideals.
The former Kwara United Chairman and a member of NNL Congress applauded the association for it’s developmental drive as he also commend the press for giving Beach soccer the deserved mileage, awareness and publicity.
He called for synergy among all the stakeholders in the bid to achieve a sustainable growth for the game in the State.
Among many other things, Prince Oladimeji was acknowledged for his role in sponsorship of a Beach Soccer Tournament held in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area of the state early this year, kitting of the Kwara Beach Soccer team and his efforts towards the team’s participation in Kebbi and Abuja Beach soccer competitions.