The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Solat Telecommunications Ileya Celebrity Football Match, Mr Sola Ayegbajeje, has expressed his gratitude to the sponsors, dignitaries, and participants of the event.
The second edition of the annual football fiesta took place at the Lead City University Football Pitch on Sunday, July 16, 2023. The event was attended by a number of dignitaries, including the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Celebrity Magazine, Chief Mrs Folasade Akintola; Dr Alhaja Abiola Ibrahim Adedoja; the Managing Director of Vintage 93.7 FM, Chief Ademola Babalola; and the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oyo State chapter.
A number of on-air personalities also participated in the novelty match, including Tunde Olawuwo, Samson Akindele, Imoyosola Adetoro, Bayo Faleke, Kenny Ogunmiloro, Feranmi FAS, Enitan Olusegun Bamidele EOB, Waheed Akintayo Ilumoka, Abiala Dahunsi Kaka, Babatunde Saheed Mr Sports, Olawale Hamzat, Afeez Mohammed Cantona, Adesina Jagunmade PAJ 1, Jubril Arowolo, Samuel Ibikunle ArugboBoisi, Emmanuel Ibikunle ElereOba, and Samuel Gbesabi.
In a statement, Ayegbajeje said he was “overwhelmed” by the support of the sponsors, dignitaries, and participants. He said the event was a success and that the target of putting smiles on the faces of many people had been achieved.
“There are rooms for improvements and we are open to observations, corrections, and ideas,” he said. “We are human, not perfect, and we shall continue to make every edition a better one.”
Ayegbajeje also thanked the members of the organizing committee for their hard work. He said they did a “wonderful job” to cover all areas of the event.
“We thank God for the successful event,” he said. “It can only get better.”