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Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ImagineNation: 8:48pm On Oct 15
*Thursday, October 15, 2020*

It was an ensemble of the crème de la crème in Ajegunle sporting arena, when the Odion Ighalo 02 Arena and cenotaph were commissioned on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Hon. Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Sopcial Development, Hon. Segun Dawodu, who was represented by the Director General of Sports at the Lagos State Ministry.

The event which was carried out to immortalize Ajegunle and former super-Eagles Striker, Odion Jude Ighalo was the first in the history of sporting activities in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area.

The commissioned astro-turf standard football pitch in Tolu Nur/Pry School, Tolu complex and cenotaph at Tolu road have been described as the first in the LGA.

According to Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola, the executive chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, the gesture to immortalize Odion Ighalo was to encourage budding talents in Ajegunle to aspire for greatness.

“This decision to name these edifices after Ighalo is to show that our government recognizes and commend those who makes Ajegunle proud at global stage,” he began.

“And with this, we are proud to officially announced Odion Jude Ighalo as Ajegunle Ambassador,” he added.

Former Special Adviser on Rural Development to former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Raji Fashola {SAN}, Hon. Kalejaiye Adeboye Paul, commended activities of the council chairman. In his words: “These are laudable projects that demonstrate a government that is working and committed towards social and economic development of the local government.”

“This is one of the legacies for a government that is responsive and accountable in Lagos state .
The council chairman held a video call with the Ajegunle born striker. It was reported that the former super-eagles striker promised to develop younger talents in Ajegunle.

The cameo appearance of Surulere Local Government chairman, Hon. Ajide was the morale booster for his football team who squared up with Ifeanyi Udeze led Super-Eagles veterans for a novelty football match to declare the Odion Jude Ighalo 02 Arena opened.

Some of the super-eagles veterans who played the novelty football match included the likes of Godwin Okpara, Ebun Oloyede, Fetuga, Festus Odinni, goalkeeper Akabueze and Yinka, Jonathan Akpoborie, Peter Nieketin and football administrator per-excellence, Don Keffe among others.
Kudos to the ever performing and active chairman of ajeromi ifelodun local government who's doggedness and commitment to establishing ajegunle as a hub for sporting activities by providing state of the art sporting facilities.

Kudos to the ajeromi ifelodun LGA sports council headed by the sports veteran and elder states man, Mr mark Anthony anaelechukwu

Ajegunle to the world!!!!
*Photo credit: Hakeem Babatunde Raheem*

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by Ralphwealth(m): 9:37pm On Oct 15
Wonderful. Is ighalo a born and bred ajegunle person?

Why the immortalization? No udeze, sia sia, gana gana, ndidi etc

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ImagineNation: 9:39pm On Oct 15
Ralphwealth:
Wonderful. Is ighalo a born and bred ajegunle person?

Why the immortalization? No udeze, sia sia, gana gana, ndidi etc

Ighalo was born and bred in ajegunle. The field that was just named in his honor was the field he first ever played in his life. It means so much to him

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by Ijobajaycole: 10:07pm On Oct 15
I was there live!!!

Ex super eagles stars led by Ifeanyi udeze took to the field to play the surulere veteran all star team of surulere in a friendly match

The match ended 2_1 in favour of the ex super eagles internationals.

Hon ayoola the executive chairman really tried with the quality of materials spent


Odion ighalo was represented by his brother or so who presented a customised jersey signed from him to the chairman.

Ajegunle to the world!!!!!

L

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ImagineNation: 10:19pm On Oct 15
Unveiling the plaque with former SSA to the state gov. Hon kalejaiye paul

More on the friendly game between ex super eagles stars and surulere veterans

The Director of sports

More action

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by austine4real(m): 11:33pm On Oct 15
Nice one oo


But can these pot belly men play for 90 minutes



grin grin grin grin

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ILoveDemMANNA: 1:41am On Oct 16
Nice one. I am always happy to read about any good, positive developments in my country.
#PositiveMindAlways

Ralphwealth:
Wonderful. Is ighalo a born and bred ajegunle person?

Why the immortalization?
Ighalo is a CONFIRMED Ajegunle raised and brought up.
One of the biggest story from the Slum.
Now you know!
Are you happy now?

Ajegunle to the world!!!

'Ajegunle boys dem dey like to throwey' good products to the world!
Omo see gobe...... cheesy

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ImagineNation: 6:22am On Oct 16
austine4real:
Nice one oo


But can these pot belly men play for 90 minutes



grin grin grin grin

Lol. Substitution and resubstitution methods were on used grin grin

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by paulolee(m): 6:30am On Oct 16
nice one coming from them in improving the grassroot and getting more raw talents but my problem is DT I hope all is put in place in maintaining such beautiful mini project because we all know dt Nigeria av poor maintenance culture
and dt ajegunle dt I kno and am from don't mind doing all kinds of crazy things like having party and oda non sporting activities which may ruin dt pitch on a long run...
jus pray dt a strong maintenance policy is put in place and properly enforced...thumbs up to those dt did it...
CNT wait to play on dt pitch when next I enta streets bcox I attended dt tolu school too bk then...
Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ImagineNation: 8:47am On Oct 16
ILoveDemMANNA:
Nice one

Thanks cool

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ImagineNation: 8:48am On Oct 16
paulolee:
nice one coming from them in improving the grassroot and getting more raw talents but my problem is DT I hope all is put in place in maintaining such beautiful mini project because we all know dt Nigeria av poor maintenance culture
and dt ajegunle dt I kno and am from don't mind doing all kinds of crazy things like having party and oda non sporting activities which may ruin dt pitch on a long run...
jus pray dt a strong maintenance policy is put in place and properly enforced...thumbs up to those dt did it...
CNT wait to play on dt pitch when next I enta streets bcox I attended dt tolu school too bk then...

The turf is protected by the sports governing council

Can't wait to see u play there...

Seun
Lalasticlala
Myndd44
Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ILoveDemMANNA: 9:25am On Oct 16
ImagineNation:


Thanks cool
You are always welcome.
Thanks moderators!

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by paulolee(m): 10:16am On Oct 16
ImagineNation:


The turf is protected by the sports governing council

Can't wait to see u play there...

Seun
Lalasticlala
Myndd44

thanks man....wud surely share photos and videos when I visit..
Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ImagineNation: 10:49am On Oct 16
paulolee:

thanks man....wud surely send photos and videos when I visits...


Looking foward to it cheesy cheesy

Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by Sonnobax15(m): 11:36am On Oct 16
Good.... let all our heroes be celebrated when and now that they're still alive.......
Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by Yahman1: 11:36am On Oct 16
cheesy
Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by 8y88y8: 11:37am On Oct 16
After #EndSars let's join hands and #ENDXVIDEOS

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by Exonerate1(m): 11:37am On Oct 16
okafor200:
the queen of peace is here to end all wars between the Nigerian youths and the government!

Stop spamming Threads with this your msg. It's getting annoying already
Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by Modesty0604(m): 11:37am On Oct 16
Ok
Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by Godada: 11:37am On Oct 16
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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by sylve11: 11:37am On Oct 16
Me love this. Nice one! cool
Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by updatechange(m): 11:37am On Oct 16
We won't back down until they #Endswat

Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by BigDawsNet: 11:37am On Oct 16
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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by BruncleZuma: 11:37am On Oct 16

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by BigDawsNet: 11:38am On Oct 16
Why are stadiums so cool?

Because every seat has a fan on it grin

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by ArmaniUhuru: 11:39am On Oct 16
8y88y8:
After #EndSars let's join hands and #ENDXVIDEOS



Oga #EndMasturbation first.

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Re: Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo by Shile981(m): 11:40am On Oct 16
ok

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