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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Lagos Majority Leader Tasks Sports Commission To Do More In Developing Sports

Kunle ADELABU The Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, has charged the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) to be more alive to its responsibilities, especially in developing sports at the grassroots. The fourth term lawmaker stated this during the recently held 5th edition of the annual Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon held in Ikorodu. The marathon event is being solely sponsored by Hon. Agunbiade since its inception in 2016. The lawmaker called on the Lagos State Government, especially its sports commission (LSSC) to fully…

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3 Ikorodu Swimmers Called To National Camp

Kunle ADELABU Three of the five swimmers from Ikorodu that represented Lagos State at the just concluded National Youth Games in Ilorin have been called to the national camp. The three young swimmers won two gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medals at the sporting games where the Lagos contingent finished second on the medals table. THE IMPACT reporter, who has been following the training activities of members of the Ikorodu Swimmers Club in Majidun, Ikorodu, met with the swimmers recently in the company of Prince Akeem Olukunga, a member…

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Winners, Other Participants In the 2019 Edition of the Oba Kabiru Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon Speak On Their Experiences.

The winners, first and second runners-up in the male and female categories of the 5th edition of the Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon spoke with members of THE IMPACT crew that covered the event – Kunle ADELABU, the Publisher/Reporter-in-Chief, as well as our reporters, Mariam AKINLOYE and Olatunji ADEMOLA, on their experiences and plans for the future. Excerpts: “I Made Up My Mind To Win From The Beginning” – Alloy, Overall Winner of the 2019 Oba Kabir Shotobi Mini-Marathon Race. Alloy Ifeanyi John, JSS3 student of Imota Community…

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5th Oba Shotobi Independence Day Mini-Marathon: Ikorodu Constituency II Students Dominate 2019 Edition

Kunle ADELABU, Mariam AKINLOYE & Olatunji ADEMOLA -Oba Shotobi, Sen. Ogunlewe commend Hon. Agunbiade, clamour for stadium in Ikorodu Students from Ikorodu Constituency II in Ikorodu Division area of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, emerged winners of the male and female categories of the 5th edition of the Oba Kabir Shotobi Independent Day Mini-Marathon held on Saturday, October 1, 2019. Alloy Ifeanyi John (147), JSS3 student of Imota Community Junior School, Imota, returned 44 minutes and 29 seconds to emerge the overall best athlete in the 10metres race while Akanbi Muslim…

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