Former Super Eagles midfielder, Ebenezer Oluwafemi Ajilore has poured encomiums on Barrister Churchill Oliseh for the multi-million Naira investment on FC Ebedei Stadium.
Ajilore, who started his professional career at FC Ebedei of Sgamu in 2002, and starred for FC Midtjylland of Denmark from 2004 to 2008, during which he scored five goals in 76 appearances, visited the club on Monday.
“I feel highly privileged to have passed through this academy and I owe my successes and all that I have achieved in life to FC Ebedei and club President Barrister Churchill Oliseh, who’s like a father figure to many of us,” said the Olympian.
“The visit to my boyhood club is memorable for me, and also to have a view of the FC Ebedei Stadium and off course the players who for me are the next football stars of tomorrow.
“I had a pep talk with them, all geared towards motivating and encouraging them to make the best use of the FC Ebedei platform, they keep focus, believe in themselves and give their best in training and matches.
“The facility I have seen at FC Ebedei is world class and same with what you find in some parts of Europe. The playing turf is standard and it’s practically what I have played on with some of the teams I featured for in Europe. As a player, you can’t ask for more than this quality.
“Such good facility brings out the best in players as they would want to give more in training and matches.
“A big kudos to Barrister Churchill Oliseh for thinking this big by investing into this multi-million Naira project. FC Ebedei is a platform that has helped a lot of youths in Nigeria.
“The academy has taken many youths off the streets, which in the long run has helped to curb crime as many of these youngsters are no longer idle but engaged as they pursue a career in football.
“For me, am also delighted that am the first FC Ebedei product to featured for FC Midtjylland, so this project will produce more future stars for the Super Eagles.”
Ajilore who helped Nigeria to winning a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games men’s football event, made his debut for the Super Eagles against Colombia in an international friendly on November 19, 2008.