Ajokede Foundation Hosts Charity Cup, Food Distribution In Osun State

Lanre Akojede Foundation Hosts Charity Cup, Food Distribution In Osun State

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The Lanre Akojede Foundation, led by philanthropist Lanre Akojede, hosted a charity football tournament in Moro Ife, Osun State, on Tuesday.

The event which is the third edition also featured the distribution of food items to older people residents, aiming to support both local athletes and senior citizens.

Lanre Akojede, founder of the Lanre Akojede Foundation, emphasised that the initiative was designed to help those in need without any political motives. “This event is aimed at giving succour to the needy. As someone who was once a player but couldn’t continue due to lack of support, I understand the importance of such initiatives,” Akojede explained to journalists.

Ajokede Foundation Hosts Charity Cup, Food Distribution In Osun State

Kunle Bello, Senior Special Adviser to the Osun State Governor on Science and Technology, praised the tournament’s organisation. “This event is special as it brings together the youth in our community. It’s not just about football; it’s about unity and support,” Bello stated.

The tournament concluded with the victory of a local team, whose captain, Jeremiah Josiah, expressed his gratitude. “I appreciate the founder for this initiative. This tournament is a great opportunity that will help the careers of footballers in this local community. I am happy to be the champion of the Lanre Akojede Charity Cup,” Josiah said.

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Another participant, Ugwu Joseph Emeka, also shared his thoughts. “I really appreciate this competition. From the beginning to the end, nobody died or got injured. I also thank the organisers for their efforts. I believe the next edition will be even better,” Emeka remarked.

Ajokede Foundation Hosts Charity Cup, Food Distribution In Osun State

Tayo Akojede, another attendee, highlighted the event’s role in talent discovery and community bonding. “This tournament is a great opportunity for young boys to display their football talents. It’s also a chance for people to relax and come together, regardless of their backgrounds,” he said.

Barrister Ipoola Aderemi, a guest at the event, expressed his admiration for the competition. “I am overwhelmed by this event. It’s the third edition organised by my nephew. Such programs should be organised by those who are well-to-do in society. I encourage others to give back to the community,” Aderemi concluded.

Ajokede Foundation Hosts Charity Cup, Food Distribution In Osun State

In addition to the football tournament, the Ajokede Foundation announced plans to build a home for older people in the community, further demonstrating their commitment to supporting vulnerable groups in Moro Ife.

Emmanuel Ochayi is a journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, School of first choice and the nations pride. Emmanuel is keen on exploring writing angles in different areas, including Business, climate change, politics, Education, and others.

Emmanuel Ochayi is a journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, School of first choice and the nations pride. Emmanuel is keen on exploring writing angles in different areas, including Business, climate change, politics, Education, and others.

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