Young and vibrant Prince Kolawole Oripinye is a genius when it comes to the round lether game. Apart from being a footballer, he is a coach, and also manages soccer team. He spoke about his online football platforms to showcase Oduduwa football leagues, teams, players, among others across Oduduwaland.
Can We Meet You?
I am Prince Kolawole Oripinye
What is O.F.A?
O.F.A means Oduduwa football Association. Oduduwa Football Club is an online platform to showcase football leagues across Oduduwaland, teams, players, matches scores & videos in Oduduwaland. This will enable foreign football clubs & scouting agents to have the opportunity of monitoring and buying players from Oduduwaland.
What Is your position in the association?
I am the Association Manager and Director.
What is the vision of the association?
Our vision state is to help youth in developing there sporting talent and make them a better person in our dear society. Bringing youth from the street reduces hooliganism in our societies. Also to bring unity between old and young ones.
How long have you been in the sporting business?
I have been in the sporting business for over one and half decades.
Tell us about Oduduwa Football Association
Oduduwa Football Association is an online platform to showcase football leagues across Oduduwaland, teams, players, matches scores & videos in Oduduwaland. This will enable foreign football clubs & scouting agents to have the opportunity of monitoring and buying players from Oduduwaland. Note that before you can buy any player – it must be approved by Oduduwa Football Association (OFA). Oduduwa Football Club’s website is positioned to become the information hub of all grassroots football competitions, matches, players, coaches, and teams within Oduduwaland. We shall also be managing football competitions and friendly matches, and live scores. Registrations of clubs and players are opened to every football clubs and academy within the 8 States of Oduduwaland.
We organized the first edition of our tournament in April 19th to 23rd 2022, which we brought both male and female players together in six states namely, Osun, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti. We are also planning to add Kwara and kogi in the second edition.
We see you have done lots, but tell us are you the only one on this programme?
No sir, let me just say this here, I am the visioner of Oduduwa Football Association and Oduduwa Football Tournament is my intellectual properties. But because it is a big vision I call in some good people who are specialties in their various field of work. Also note that
Oduduwa Football Association,
Oduduwa Football Academy,
Oduduwa Football Tournament
are my initiative, my intellectual properties but I have wonderful and understanding partners who saw the future of what I brought to them, they keyed into the vision and give their there full support.
If we may ask, who are they and there portfolio?
Otunba Olayemi Ajose- Patron
Mr. Lameed Yagboyaju – Media & Technical Director,
Mr. Ayobami Oyedele – Secretary
Yeye Simisade Kuku Onayemi- Matron,
Mrs. Titi Omotosho– Financial Secretary & Auditor,
Miss Titi Aboyade Cole – Medis & Publicity Director
I also invite some coaches like:
Mr. Oluwadamilare (DSO of Ijebu ode stadium)
Where do you see Oduduwa Football Association in 10-year?
Firstly, I will says ODUDUWA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION is for all Yoruba people at home and abroad, I believe that someday, sometime or somehow, some people will come in and take the project up. I’m just the founder and I’m looking forward to a greater tomorrow
More opportunity for the youths, spirit of development, promotion, spirit of togetherness, spirit of unity, spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship and also bring them close to education which is 100% important.