Federation Cup Final 2023: Osun FA Chairman Meets NFF President, Solicits Support for Osun Football

Federation Cup Final 2023

The anticipation for the much-awaited 2023 NFF/TANGO Federation Cup Final is reaching its peak as football enthusiasts from across the country gather in Asaba, Delta State. Amidst this exciting atmosphere, the newly elected Chairman of the Osun State Football Association, Mr. Sola Fanawopo, took the opportunity to meet with the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Alh. Ibrahim Gusau. The purpose of this meeting was to establish a connection within the football family and seek support for the development of football in Osun State.

Federation Cup Final 2023
The President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Alh. Ibrahim Gusau extended an invitation to Mr. Fanawopo and others to watch the Federation Cup Finals with the football family in Asaba. This gesture reflects the camaraderie and unity within the Nigerian football community.

Accompanied by the Chairman of the Ekiti FA, Chief Olu Oloworemo, and the Ondo State FA Chairman, Otunba Dele Alayi, Mr. Fanawopo received a warm reception from President Gusau and his team. During the meeting, the NFF President expressed his commitment to assisting Osun State in its football development initiatives.

Mr. Fanawopo shared his positive experience, stating, “We were warmly received by other chairmen and some of the board members.” This interaction showcases the spirit of collaboration and unity among the various football associations and their commitment to the growth of the sport across the nation. Such camaraderie is essential for fostering a supportive environment and driving football development initiatives at both the state and national levels.

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The 2023 Federation Cup Final

The Federation Cup Final between Rangers and Bendel Insurance is set to take place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. This clash holds historical significance as both teams previously faced each other in the final of the competition in 1978 and 1981, with each team securing a victory. The Benin Arsenal and the Antelopes will battle it out to secure the revered trophy and claim the final continental ticket.

Osun State’s Quest for Football Development

Federation Cup Final 2023
Osun State FA Chairman Mr. Sola Fanawopo along with his Bayelsa State Counterpart Bar Poubeni Ogun.

With Mr. Fanawopo at the helm of the Osun State Football Association, the meeting with the NFF President marks an important step toward enhancing football development in the state. The support and collaboration from the Nigerian Football Federation will play a vital role in providing the necessary resources, guidance, and opportunities to nurture football talent in Osun State.

As the Federation Cup Final draws near, the football community eagerly awaits this thrilling encounter between Rangers and Bendel Insurance. The presence of Mr. Fanawopo, along with the support of the NFF, symbolizes the collective effort to promote football at the grassroots level and create a sustainable football ecosystem in Osun State.