Patron of newly established Tola Awosika Football club. Dr. Tola Awosika has given reasons behind his establishment of the club.
According to him, ‘Ondo State has a very high percentage of youthful population and our current football club in the state ‘Sunshine Stars‘ have over time proven that there’s a lot of talent in soccer if properly harnessed and nurtured “.
” So for us, it was an opportunity to give the young ones who aren’t necessarilyon that level the chance and opportunity to grow and as we all know, sports is also a unifying factor in our country today’.
Dr Awosika explained further, ” What we intend to achieve with this is to promote talents in the areas of football and music , which is why we combined the football event with a mini concert with Davido as the headline act because as we all know, music and sports are huge industries in the country and we intend to use this exposure to propel some of the talents we have discovered to greater heights and help them build a career. This is the reason why both teams who played in the cup finals went home with cash prizes of 1million naira for the winning team and 500,000 naira for the runner up.
The event was held at the Akure township Stadium.
The two day event also witnessed the annual Awosika Christmas party that hosted over 15,000 youths with monetary donations of 1million in cash to over 200 families, and a free concert headlined by Davido and LAX;