It was a massive turn out last Saturday 19th March, 2022 as Ikere Local Football Council celebrates His Royal majesty Oba Samuel Adejimi Adu-Alagbado II, on his 70th birthday.
The novelty match which was part of the activities to mark the birthday between Henrich FC and Rajjy FC ended 1-0 in favour of Henrich FC.
One of Ikere LFC partners Henrich Initiative gave out seventy sports scholarship to celebrate with the king.
60 pairs of football boots and 15 balls were donated to the top three winners of the Intersecondary Schools Football Competition in Ikere.
Five active sports students of the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education Science and Technology Ikere were also given bursary of one hundred thousand naira.
One of the benefiary of the scholarship is Ikere United FC Technical Director, Coach Bolarinwa Idris who received CAF B tuition fee, Henrich FC coach Patrick Daramola received NIS Basic Certificate Course Tuition Scholarship and also sponsored 10 Coaches to the Ekiti FA La Liga coaching clinic.
Speaking at the event the founder Henrich Initiative, Engr. Henrich Akomolafe said he is a sports lover that sees sports as one of the avenue to curb social unrest in the community, which makes him to identify with Ikere LFC to give out scholarship to the football family.
HRH Oba Samuel Adejimi appreciated the Ikere LFC boss Adeolu Oyebode for putting the event together, he further thanked the founder of Henrich Initiative Engr Henrich Akomolafe for giving out football scholarships to deserving youths in Ikere.
Also, urged the founder of the initiative to continue doing his best for the community as well beseech other people to emulate Engr. Henrich Akomolafe as nothing is too small to assist the community.
The event was graced by Ekiti FA Secretary, Mr Pelumi Abiara, Chairman of Ekiti State Coaches Association, Coach Kehinde Anjorin, Big Brother Naija Season 6 finalist Cross, Ex Super Eagles player Kunle Odulami, amongst other dignitaries.