Edo 2020: Team Lagos Shines At Zonal Elimination Contest

Lagos has once again demonstrated its leadership role in sports competitions in the South-West with resounding performance at the just concluded zonal eliminations for Team Sports towards the 20th National Sports Festival coming up in Benin, Edo State in March, 2020. The Director-General , Lagos State Sports Commission , Oluwatoyin Gafaar, disclosed this while speaking on the team performances at the zonal eliminations hosted by Lagos State in nine team Sports – Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Handball, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Beach volleyball and Abula. He said Team Lagos qualified for 16…

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CAF Awards 2019: Oshoala Emerges Best Women’s Player For Fourth Time

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala, who plays for Barcelona’s  female team, has won the African Women’s Player Of The Year award. Ikorodu – born Asisat with her fourth continental award in Hurghada, Egypt, Tuesday night, equaled former Falcons Striker Perpetual Nkwocha’s African Women’s Players of the year award. She picked the award ahead of Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa. In 2019, Oshoala made headlines for Barcelona Femení and became the first African to score in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final. She also scored a…

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Lagos Commences Sale of Lake Rice For Yuletide Celebrations

-Available at Odogunyan Farm Service Centre, other locations across the state The Lagos State Government today commenced the sale of its popular brand of rice, Lake Rice, in preparation for the coming yuletide celebrations with the formal flag-off exercise by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal. Lawal noted that Lake Rice is available for sale in centres across the State including the Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba; Lagos State Agriculture Inputs Supply Authority (LAISA), Ojo and the Blue Roof at LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja. The Commissioner outlined other centres…

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State Runner-Up Beats Champion To Lift First Ikorodu Table Tennis Championship

Kunle Adelabu It was a sweet revenge for young Blessings Omodara, a 14-year-old Ikorodu-born table tennis player, as he defeated the current champion of the Asoju Oba Table Tennis Championship in the final of the maiden edition of the Ikorodu Table Tennis Championship (Junior category). Both Blessings and Muiz had met in the final of the 2018 Asoju Oba Table Tennis Championship with the later coming on top. 16 players across the Southwest States in the country participated in the championship which was held at the indoor hall of the…

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Lagos Will Continue To Support Grassroots Sports Development – DG LSSC

Kunle Adelabu -Stadium Road FC win Adeboruwa Cup for second consecutive time The Director-General of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Mr Oluwatoyin Gafaar, has stated that the commission would continue to support sports development at the grassroots. He reiterated that the sports commission would do everything possible to sustain the state government’s drive in developing sporting sector to meaningfully engaged the youths. Gafar made this statement while speaking with THE IMPACT at the final match of the Adeboruwa Cup organized to mark the 2019 Igbogbo Day. The match was…

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Sanwo-Olu Appoints Aiyepeku LSSC Chairman

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday appointed Mr Olusola Aiyepeku to replace Dr. Kweku Tandoh as the new Executive Chairman for the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) Governing Board. Aiyepeku replaces Dr. Tandoh, who had been at the helm of affairs at the Lagos State Sports Commission since 2017. Titi Oshodi, LSSC Director of Public Relation, made the disclosure on Monday in Lagos. “In a letter dated Oct. 27, 2019, Aiyepeku’s appointment takes effect from the 28th October 2019 for a four-year term. “Aiyepeku is a sports enthusiast and administrator and…

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2019 IKODASS 5-Aside Tourney: Vino Gano 1 FC, TCCG FC Through To Next Round

Jare OLUKOTUN Vino Gano 1 FC and TCCG FC are through to the next round of the 2019 IKODASS 5-Asiide Tourney played at the Fun Factory arena at Itamaga in Ikorodu on Monday. Vino Gano 1 FC defeated Aga Youth FC and L & k FC 2- 5 and 2-1 respectively and played goalless draw with TCCG FC in its third game on the Day 2. To qualify for the next round, TCCG also won two matches and drew one. The team defeated 0-3, Aga Youth 1 – 0 and…

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IKODASS 5-Aside Football Tourney Kicks Off Sunday

Wale JAGUN The 5-Aside football tournament, which is part of the activities lined up to mark the 2019 Ikordu-Oga Day celebration, kicked-off on Sunday,October  20,2019 (yesterday) with  opening matches played  between  teams from Group A at the Ikorodu Fun Factory arena, Itamaga, which is the venue for all the matches of the competition. In the first match of the day, Solomade FC were beating by Vino Gano 2 FC by one goal to nil, while Anibaba FC played goaless draw with E-Four FC in the second match. In the third…

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Commissioner For Youth, Social Development To Oversee Sports Commission

Wale JAGUN Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development in the state, Mr Segun Dawodu, should, henceforth, oversee the affairs of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC). He said that the leadership of the commission must now report to him through the Commissioner. A circular issued by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola , states that the governor has approved that Dawodu should henceforth perform supervisory responsibility over the Lagos State Sports Commission. The circular, dated 10th October, 2019, states that…

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Lagos Ready To Host U-20 Women’s World Cup – Gov. Sanwo-Olu

Our reporter Lagos State is ready to host participants and visitors coming for Under-20 Women World Cup that will be hosted by Nigeria in 2020, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu assured on Saturday. The Governor said that the State has started to put all facilities required to host the tournament in place ahead of its take off, noting that Lagos would do all within its capacity to give participants a comfort and make their experience rewarding. Sanwo-Olu spoke on Saturday while on inspection of the sporting facilities at the National Stadium in…

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