The Chairman of the Ekiti State Football Association Mr. Adebayo Olanlege has stated that Rev. (Amb.) Samuel Ikpea who is the National Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) deserves to be honoured.
Mr. Adebayo who spoke with Sports Intelligence Magazine on phone from his base in Ekiti noted for his numerous contributions towards the development of football in the state and Nigeria as whole.
“First, all our awardees and awarders have a proven track record with the development of the game, and Ikpea is no doubt one of such”.
“He started as an Assistant Secretary of the apex Supporters Club in the country, before he was elected National Secretary”
“Then his good works and philanthropic gestures made him rise to become the National Chairman”.
“He has travelled wide and far, and has played significant role towards encouraging the supporters club, and he surely deserves to be honoured”.
“In fact, he has accepted to give an award for the best supporting fans in Ekiti State, and that award has been exclusively left for him”.
“We would also present an award to him on that day, and this is the best we can do to appreciate him”.
On October 30 2021, Rev Samuel Ikpea and several others will be honoured by the Ekiti State FA Chairman in a ceremony designed to recognize stakeholders.