Value Jet Cup: NPFL Referee Ekun Folashade Sets New Landmark

Value Jet Cup: NPFL Referee Ekun Folashade Sets New Landmark

NPFL Grade One Referee, Ekun Folashade, has achieved a significant milestone by officiating at the ongoing Value Jet Cup Pre-Season Football Tournament.Value Jet Cup: NPFL Referee Ekun Folashade Sets New Landmark

Ekun Folashade, a seasoned professional referee, was selected as one of the referees for the ongoing Value Jet off-season football tournament held at Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne, Ogun State.

One of the standout moments in the tournament was when the highly regarded referee, took charge of the match between Rivers United and Abia Warriors.

This marked her second time officiating a match involving the Pride of Rivers team.Value Jet Cup: NPFL Referee Ekun Folashade Sets New Landmark

Setting a historic precedent, Ekun Folashade, a well-known figure in the NPFL, became the first woman to officiate in the pre-season football tournament.

Expressing her joy and pride, Ekun Folashade shared her achievement on Twitter page saying;

I got the privilege and honor to become the first women’s center referee to officiate a game in the Value Jet Cup. This is an addition to my remarkable growth and career. I really appreciate the organizers for this noble recognition bestowed upon me.”

The Valuejet Pre-season football tournament commenced on August 4th, 2023, in Ikenne, Ogun State, and is scheduled to conclude on August 10th, 2023.

The tournament has been marked by memorable moments, including a captivating semi-final clash between a father and his son (Dele Alyenugba and Daniel Alyenugba).

History was made at the Remo Stadium in a semi-final clash between Beyond Limits and Kwara United as the former Super Eagles, Dele was pitched against his son Daniel.

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