Annual Oba Shotobi Independence Day Marathon 2020 Postponed – Organisers

Kunle Adelabu  Organisers of the annual Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi Independence Day Mini – Marathon have announced that the much – awaited sporting event will not hold this year due to the restriction on social gathering occasioned by the COVID – 19 pandemic.  Government recently lifted ban placed on non – contact sports while the restrictions on others are still in force.  The marathon race, which holds annually on October 1 to commemorate Nigeria’s Independence Day, also provides veritable opportunity for young talented athletes to compete and showcase their talents…

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Photos: Asisat Oshoala Visits Gov. Sanwo – Olu

The Ikorodu – born and Barca Football Club female striker, Asisat Oshoala on Saturday paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu. Governor Sanwo – Olu revealed on his Twitter handle. A major discussion during the visit of the current CAF Women’s Player of the Year, was about her foundation which the Governor promised to support. The national female team striker also engaged the Governor in playing the round leather game at the State House during the visit. Asisat has won the CAF…

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Activities Resume For Non – Contact Sports In Lagos

Kunle Adelabu In conformity with the recent permission granted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for the resumption of non-contact sports in Nigeria, Lagos State Government has granted permission for the resumption of activities of some sports. According to a release, sporting activities in racket sports such as Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis as well as Track and Field events have commenced in Lagos State. The Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Oluwatoyin Gafaar, while monitoring a training session by Badminton players at the Molade Okoya -Thomas Indoor Sports…

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Abosan Forum Wins NYCN Inaugural Table Tennis Tournament

Kunle Adelabu -As Daini defeats Fathiu in ceremonial match Bemi Ogunsowo, who represented the Abosan Forum in Igbogbo township, on Sunday, August 16, 2020, beat his opponent in the maiden edition of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) branch, Table Tennis  tournament. At the final, which was played at the Millennium Housing Estate, Ibeshe, Bemi defeated his opponent, Taiwo Obayomi , who represented Oseni Street in igbogbo township, in three straight set 11 – 8, 14 – 12 and 11 – 9, to…

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Lagos Sports Commission Suspends Sporting Activities

The Lagos State Sports Commission has announced the closure of sports facilities and suspended all sporting activities by the State Government from Monday, March 23, 2020, as part of measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on the decision, the Lagos State Sports Commission Chairman, Sola Aiyepeku stated that, as a responsible body, the safety and wellbeing of recreational and professional athletes as well the general population is of high priority to the State Government. In his words “In line with the directive of the Governor of Lagos State,…

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Edo 2020 Sports Festival Postponed

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the postponement of the National Sports Festival, tagged Edo 2020. The Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, announced this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after a meeting with Buhari. He said the postponement was due to the Coronavirus pandemic, adding the decision was arrived at after “close consultations with the Ministry of Health”. Dare visited Buhari with the Minister of State, Health, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora. He said over 11,000 athletes were expected to participate in the 20th sports festival, noting that…

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Edo 2020: Team Lagos Assures Of Medals As Ikorodu Hosts Athletes’ Camping For National Sports Festival

Kunle Adelabu Athletes that would be representing Lagos State at the National Sports Festival tagged, ‘Edo 2020’ have assured Lagosians that they would improve on their previous performance by winning more gold medals. Bulk of the athletes, who are currently being trained at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu main campus and Strong Tower n Ikorodu, in preparation for the sporting competitions involving all states in the federation, spoke with some selected community media reporters on Monday. This year’s edition of the sporting event would commence on March 22 in Benin,…

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Teslim Thunder FC Emerges 11th Bolowotan Football Tournament Winners

Kunle Adelabu Teslim Thunder Balogun FC, on Sunday, March 1, 2020, beat NTAB FC in an interesting final match to emerge winners of the 11th edition of the annual Bolowotan football tournament. Teslim Thunder Balogun FC won the prize money of N150, 000 after beaten their opponents 1-0 to emerge the champions. The match was played at the Police Barracks Playing Ground, Igbogbo road, Ikorodu on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The second place team went away with N100, 000, while the 3rd and fourth place teams received N70, 000 and…

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Oshoala Wins Spanish Super Cup, Scores Twice

Asisat Oshoala scored twice on Sunday as Barcelona destroyed Real Sociedad 10-1 to win the Spanish Super Copa. The victory gave Oshoala her first trophy since joining Barcelona Ladies in 2019 from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian. The current Africam Female Footballer of the year scored her first goal after 35 minutes and got her brace in the 51st minute to make it 7-0. Barcelona beat main rivals Atletico Madrid 3-2 to reach the cup final with Oshoala again on target.

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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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