Lagos Contingent touched down at the Mobolaji Train Station, Adekunle Yaba, Lagos, after a successful outing at the 2022 South-West Zonal Elimination Ball Games in Osun State. They were on a three coach trip from Moniya Train Station, Ibadan, Oyo State to their destination.
Team Lagos competed in 14 events at the just concluded South-West Ball Games Zonal Elimination to book their slots at the “Asaba 22” National Sports Festival in Delta State.
The Lagos team clinched 13 out of the 14 slots to represent the region : Football (male and female), Basketball (male and female), Hockey (male and female), Softball and Baseball, Beach Volleyball (female) and Handball (Male) have all booked their places after finishing tops at the South West Zonal Eliminations.
Head of the delegation, Director Sports Development,Lagos State Sports Commission, Kolawole Moses, applauded the efforts and initiative of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for investing heavily in sports and youth development.
“Our amiable Governor Sanwo-Olu is building the youth and ensuring that they become responsible citizens in the society”.
He said the athletes put up a sterling performances at the regional qualification series, saying they tried their best claiming 13 slots out of the 14.
Kolawole also commended the accompanying officials for performing wonderfully well at the event.
The South West Ball Games Elimination organized by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development was held in Iwo, Osun State.