NYG: Team Lagos top Table at South West Zonal Elimination for Team Sports

Team Lagos continued its dominance in the South West as Lagos qualified to represent the Zone in 6 Team Sports while Oyo Team was placed second position winning  4 Team Sports.

 

The South West Zonal Elimination hosted by Oyo State was held at the Ilaji  Sports Resort in Akanran Area , Ona-Ara Local Government in Oyo State.

 

Team Osun and Team Ogun were placed 3rd and 4th position by winning 2 Team Sports slots respectively.

 

Team Lagos qualified in Male Handball, Hockey and Rugby as well as in Female Football, Volleyball and Handball.

 

The Oyo Team qualified in Male Volleyball, Cricket, Female Hockey and Beach Volleyball. Osun picked tickets in Male Football and Female Basketball. Team Ogun picked in Male Basketball. While Team Ekiti will be representing the zone in Male Beach Volleyball and Female Cream Cricket.

 

The 6th National Youths Games will hold in Ilorin Kwara State from 10th -20th October, 2021.

 

Responding to the performance of Team Lagos at the South West Zonal Elimination in Ibadan on arrival of the Team at the Alagomeji Train Terminal in Yaba, the Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission disclosed that the performance of Team Lagos in Ibadan wasnt bad.

 

” The results at the Zonal Elimination in Ibadan is not bad. We are happy with what we have”.

 

“For the National Youths Games proper in Ilorin, we are ready and we just need to improve.

 

” We are going to start our preparation in Earnest.” “We really want to thank Mr. Governor for the interest he has for Sports in Lagos State, he has been supporting us hugely “. He concluded.

 

It will be recalled that Team Lagos was placed second position at the 5th Edition of the National Youths Games held in Year 2019, at the University of Ilorin.

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