SWAN Worries Over Ogun Govt Preparation For Hosting 2024 Sports Festival - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, May 2, 2023

SWAN Worries Over Ogun Govt Preparation For Hosting 2024 Sports Festival

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has expressed concern over what it described as poor committment of Ogun State Government to the hosting of the National  Sports Festival in 2024

SWAN in communique jointly signed by its State  Chairman, Alhaji AHakeem Akintunde and Secretary, Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji at the end of its monthly Congress for May,  is worried over the bad condition of  the pitch of the mainbowl of the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta which has been banned by the Nigeria Football Federation from hosting league matches and Mundo track which must be urgently fixed to demonstrate committment to the hosting of the festival come next year

The association in the communique however commended the State Government for rehabilitation of the MKO Abiola International Stadium, urging the government to extend such rehabilitation to other sporting facilities at Ijeja within Abeokuta and other Stadia in  Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode and Ilaro.

The Congress also commended  the government for keeping the promise made to the athletes that participated at the last National Sports Festival but, however, frowned at the poor commitment to the proposed hosting of the next Sports Festival.

On the forthcoming election into the State Football Association, SWAN , stressed the need for the conduct 
 of a free and fair election.

The association lauded  the performance of Remo Stars FC in the NPFL and urged them to put more effort to qualify for the Super 6 where they will be able to qualify for a continental ticket.

Similarly, the Congress assessed the performance of the three (3) Ogun State teams in the second tier Nigeria National League (NNL )and commended Stormers FC and Ijebu United for their performances so far, but observes that the performance of the state-owned Gateway FC has not been encouraging.

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