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Edo FA Goes Digital In Football Administration,Launched its brand-new software …As State league draws hold in Benin

In keeping with the Edo state government’s innovative and administrative policy for digital and paperless operations,the Edo Football Association (EFA)has made a giant step towards revolutionizing football administration in the state as it launched a new software for data management.

The software, according to EfA is designed to
make football administration seamless and paperless. Mr Kennedy Ugbodaga of the EFA Media Department revealed that the Fred Erhunmwunse led board is committed to bringing innovation that will put Edo FA on the pedestal that other state will emulate. He explained further that the software is designed to address issues of poaching of players and misunderstanding amongst grassroots clubs affiliated to Edo FA as well as to make registration of clubs,players and their identity easy and handy.

The launching of the EFA Software was done during the state football league draws ceremony which held at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin city.

The ceremony  attracted members of Edo State FA board led by the chairman Mr Fred Newton Erhunmwunse;representatives of the 28 registired clubs expected to participate in the State league and various football stakeholders  in the State.

Declaring the event open, the Chairman of the FA, Fred Newton Erhunmwunse, thanked Edo State football family for the supports given him and members of the FA board so far, stressing that Edo State Football Association under his leadership would continue to focus on laudable programmes that will be beneficial to the youths and clubs in Edo State.

According to him: “First and foremost I want to appreciate every football stakeholder in Edo State for making this unique programme a huge success, particularly Royal MVP International Consult for coming into partnership with Edo State FA. We want to make progress in Edo State. We want to see players in Edo make waves; we want to market players;we want them to be bread winners of their various families and we want to change the face of football in Edo State”

“You can see that we are going digital in Edo State FA, we just unveiled a website for the association for data base of all Edo State clubs that are affiliated with us. This is to enable easy access to the data base of players. We are very happy with this innovation and we will continue to.embark on projects that will better the lives of our young players in Edo State. We are highly committed to promoting our local players to ensure they excel in their football careers.” Erhunmwunse assured.

Meanwhile, the Sports Director of Royal MVP International Consult, Pastor Moses Vasillis,has said that Royal MVP International is delighted to partner with Edo State FA, stating that the company is totally committed to.boosting sports in Edo via youth empowerment.

Pastor Moses made the commitment while delivering a paper during a seminar preceding the EFA Software launching and state league draws ceremony.

With the theme ‘ Empowering the Edo Youth Via Football ‘,  the Director of Royal MVP International Consult Pastor Moses said that his organization’s partnership with Edo FA on football development in the state will be a win-win for all parties involved, with an assurance that the partnership will open a new frontier for Edo state that is already blessed with raw talents; the grassroots football clubs and players. He emphasized that marketing of raw football talents with visible gains is achievable in Edo State.

“As home of football, what we are doing as partners is to see  how we can revamp the system of football administration here to take it’s rightful the comity of states in Nigeria . It Is very important that this partnership is coming at this very time when we have a vibrant FA board that is ready to change the face of football in Edo. It is about the discovery of new football stars that have the capacity of turning things around. We are working towards raising stars that will represent us at local, continental and international competitions.”

“Again we are already working towards  organizing  football scout competitions where foreign scouts will come, with national.coaches, and other international experts in football that will come and give talks on football and youth developmen as well as  marketing. We have  some notable football Academies that we are partnering with in Europe to foster football development in Edo State.”

Meanwhile the State football league is expected to commence soon as draws have been held today with a total of 28 football clubs across the State who registered for the league.

The twenty eight registered clubs include:


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