US trained football coach, Gboyega Adeyemi Olutade, has described his recent appointment into the Ekiti Football Association ad-Hoc committee on Research, Planning and Strategic Development, as a huge honour.
While speaking with Blueprint in a telephone interview, the highly rated youthful but vastly experienced soccer tactician and educator, stated that the appointment came as a surprise, though he was looking forward to working with the newly elected Ekiti FA board led by Bayo Olanlege.
“I am indeed grateful and feel honoured by this appointment. And I’m earnestly looking forward to working with other members of the committee to help meet the desires of the Ekiti FA,” he said.
Buoyed by his over 20 years of sound playing and coaching experience that spanned across six countries including Nigeria, Dubai (UAE), Bahrain, Ghana, Thailand, and the USA, Coach Tade, as he is fondly called, was enthusiastic about his desires to contribute his quota to the growth and development of football in Ekiti state and Nigeria in general.
The widely traveled and award winning football coach who is presently working with Ado- Ekiti based Nationwide league side Phoenix Athletic Sports Club, also remarked that he is sure that Ekiti football would soon regain its pride of place in the comity of football playing states in Nigeria.
“Ekiti state is blessed with educated and highly resourceful citizens. And with the positive vibes presently pervading all sectors of the state, particularly, football, the state shall soon regain its pride of place in Nigeria football,” he enthused confidently.