Edo 2020: Team Ogun Depart For Sports Festival, Hopeful Of Medals - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Edo 2020: Team Ogun Depart For Sports Festival, Hopeful Of Medals

Team Ogun finally departed Abeokuta, the state capital for Benin City, Edo State for the 20th National Sports Festival,admidst uncertainty surrounding the participation of the team to compete for laurels at the Nigeria's mini-Olympic which commenced last Friday, April 2nd and end on 16th April, 2021.

The state contingent which completed the  mandatory COVID-19 test held at the MTR Specialist Hospital, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta on Saturday were sighted leaving the Rock City in conveyor at noon, expressing determination to win medals

Many of the athletes whose events will kick start tomorrow (Sunday) were also among those that made the trip to the ancient Benin City, while others are to have enough  relaxation before the commencement of their events.

The second batch of the team according to Newsnigeria.online, are expected to leave tomorrow, (Sunday) since all the modalities have been perfected by the management of the Ogun State Sports Council led by its Director of Sports, Mrs. Folakemi Oluwakemi Rotimi.

Top management staff o f the sports council who have been having sleepless night for weeks were on ground to ensure smooth movement of athletes and officials for the festival that have suffered series of postponements due to the Coronavirus pandemic that disrupted the sports and business calendars globally.

Some of the athletes who spoke to Newsnigeria.online at the Alake Sports Centre, Ijeja, Abeokuta confirmed their readiness to perform well in their various events, not minding the initial disappointment experienced due to postponement of the festival by the Federal Government as a result of the pandemic.

They hereby appealed to the good people of the state to continually pray for the team in their endeavors to win medals for the state, while urging Governor Dapo Abiodun to have  confident  in the team to do well at the games .

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