The Kwara State Football Association has been described as the centre, signpost and landscape for football organisation and operation in Nigeria.
The reaction came during a solidarity visitation by Ekiti State Football Association to the Secretariat of Kwara State Football Association today.
A wide range of discussion were raised which hinged mainly on collaboration, exploring and creating a system to enhance smooth running of football projects.
The Chairman of Kwara FA, Malam Idris Abdullahi Musa, while receiving the entourage from Ekiti, applauded the Chairman of Ekiti FA, Adebayo Olalenge for his vision for Ekiti Football, saying he has peculiar qualities for the leadership role in Nigeria football, having played crucial role in addressing critical issues.
He described Adebayo Olalenge as a visionary partner whose style of adminstration will yield positive results in the forseeable future.
Thuraya, as he’s fondly call, also commended the Secretary of Ekiti FA, Idowu B.S and other board members for rallying behind Mr Olalenge as he advice on the need for sacrifices at crucial times to enhance the running of the administration.
He similarly declared that his board will work hand in hand with their Ekiti counterparts in accomplishing their mission and vision for football development in Ekiti especially in setting up a football Secretariat in the state
Chairman of Ekiti FA, Adebayo Kehinde Olalenge who led the delegation to Ilorin said his board was convinced that Kwara FA led by Malam Idris Abdullahi Musa has the tools for efficient running of football operations which inform their decision towards the visit.
He noted that his board has earmark various programs to scientifically harness and develop football in Ekiti but has to learn the pathway to success from Kwara FA.
Adebayo, a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), praised the giants strides of Kwara FA since it’s inauguration, and said that late legend, Rashidi Yekini and the rest are enough to identify with Kwara.
“We’ve read on papers and heard a lot, but we decided to come and see how things are being set before we get going, and we want to use this opportunity to tell Kwara FA that we want a relationship where our cadet and female teams would come to camp, play and feel the environment in your state.
“We want to use Kwara light to see in our own darkness” Adebayo Olalenge concluded.
Hajia Segilola Alaya, board member of Kwara FA in her thoughts, expressed delight at the visitation by Ekiti FA and pledges her commitment in establishing a working synergy between female football teams in Kwara and Ekiti state.