As promised by the Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the winner, first and second runners-up in the just concluded 2020 Ojaja II Principal Cup on Tuesday 17th, March, 2020 received cash prizes presented to them by the Ooni’s Director of Media & Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare who had a week earlier presented keys of an 18-seater school bus to Oduduwa College.
Oduduwa College, Ile Ife as the winners got a cheque of five hundred thousand naira₦500,000, Progress Comprehensive High School, Modakeke-Ife got three hundred thousand naira(#300,000) as the first runner-up while Fakunle Unity High School, Osogbo got a prize of one hundred and fifty thousand naira(₦150,000) for emerging third during the game.
Presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries at the conference room of the palace media office, Comrade Olafare commended the players for their outstanding performances throughout the tournament, describing them as soccer legends in the nearest future. Olafare also on behalf of the Ooni, praised the coaches and teachers of the students, saying the talents and skills displayed y the players could not have been achieved without the painstaking efforts of the coaches and teachers.
“Let me equally inform you that Kabiyesi has several plans and programmes toward showcasing these children to the world among which is the Ojaja II football academy which will soon be operational as six acres of land have been earmarked for this project and we are working to ensure that the next edition of the tournament is being played there.”
Aside from the schools, several individuals who got cheques are; the coach ofOduduwa College, Dabiri Ayodele(₦100,000), Goalkeeper of Progress School who was also man of the match, Kodunmi Ayomide(₦100,000) and others