Six influential personalities, who have made outstanding impact on football development in Nigeria over the years set to be honored at the Evolution Cup 2022.
The first edition of the Evolution Cup will be held in Ikenne from February 21st to 26th, 2022. This is a preseason tournament established for Nationwide League One (NLO) clubs to prepare ahead of the new season.
Olatoye Olawale, who is the Project Strategist of the Evolution Cup confirmed that six people will be honored for their numerous support for football development in the country.
“This is an oppurtunity to appreciate those who are working so hard, to make football develop in this country- and we are glad that this is coming in the first year of the tournament”. Olatoye said.
Former General manager of Shooting Stars, Rasheed Balogun, who died on January 20th is a recipient of an award, for his commitment to football development in Nigeria.
The Proprietor of Remo Stars and the owner of Bet9ja, Kunle Soname will be recognized for supporting the development of Nigeria football over the years.
While the Chairman Ekiti State Football Association, Bayo Olalenge will be recognized for his commitment to Ekiti football development, Tunde Shamsudeen will also be honored for his consistent delivery of a top notch preseason tournament.
Other recipient of the award includes Chief Operating Officer of NLO, Olushola Ogunowo and Akanni Agboola, for their total support and commitment to grassroots football in Nigeria.
Also, draws for the maiden edition of Evolution Cup will be held at Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne on Saturday, 5th February, 2022, to start by 2pm with teams representative and other stakeholders in attendance.
The tournament, sponsored by Alphakay International Sports and Packaged by Sportsflames communication will feature Abraysports FC, Right 2 Win FC, Olansile FC, Hammola International FC and Beyond Limits FC.
Other teams that would be rolling out their aces for the 5-day soccer fiesta are Rolly FC, Magic Stars FC, Olukismet FC, Ilaji FC and SGFC Athletics .