It was an exciting and eventful day one at the Zonal Eliminations for the National Sports Festival coming up in Benin, Edo State.

Our Sporting Facilities across the State played host to Teams from Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun States. The Sportsmen were also enjoyed the hospitality of Lagos, the Centre of Excellence.

The “hostilities” continue in the different Centres today as Football takes place at the Agege Stadium, Volleyball and Basketball at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Cricket at the Cricket Oval, Tafawa Balewa Square , Handball and Abula will hold at the Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba, Beach Volleyball and Rugby will take place at the Ram Field and Main bowl, National Stadium, respectively; while Hockey will take place at the Elegbata Mini Stadium.

Team Lagos Male Cricket Players qualified for the National Sports Festival proper by winning. In Rugby, Team Lagos Male defeated Ogun Team by 3 points (8-0).

In Football, Lagos Female Team defeated their counterpart from Oyo 6 -0 in the first Match played at the Agege Stadium while the Male Team played 1-1 draw with Team Osun.

In the female Volleyball Match played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Team Lagos was unlucky as it lost 3-0 to Ondo Team .