16th June, 2010
Sixteen institutions of higher learning have confirmed participation in the second edition of the Lagos Inter-Tertiary Games slated for 24 June – 3 July, 2010.
At the close of entries on Friday, 11 June, some institutions have signified their readiness to feature in the bi-annual event, while Grace Polytechnic and Lagos City Polytechnic have suddenly pulled out.
Those that have shown interest by submitting their forms are University of Lagos (UNILAG); Lagos State University (LASU); Lagos State Polytechnic; Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto-Ijanikin; Yaba College of Technology; Federal College of Education (Technical); Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology; Caleb University and Wolex Polytechnic,
Others are Ronik Polytechnic, Wavecrest College, St. Augustine College of Education, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Nigerian Army School of Finance, Ansar-Ud-Deen College of Education and Nigerian Institute of Journalism, NIJ.
According to the Chairman, Technical Committee of the championship, Ewa Henshaw, the contingents’ strength at the competition have been restricted to a maximum of 114, broken down as follows: Athletics 28, Basketball 24, Volleyball 28, Table-Tennis 4 (single only), Beach Soccer 10, Beach Volleyball 24 and Football 18.
Meanwhile, University of Lagos (UNILAG) would host Football, Table-Tennis, Basketball and Volleyball events, while Yaba College of Technology would also host Volleyball, Football and Basketball at their campuses, leaving Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology with the hosting of Beach Soccer and Beach Volleyball. Lagos State University (LASU) and the Legacy Pitch at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos also host football matches.
Meanwhile, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the tournament held their last meeting, preparatory to the commencement of the second edition of the bi-annual event. The meetingÂ was held by 11.00a.m. at Teslim Balogun Press Centre, Surulere today.
Todayâ€™s meeting will focus on collation of individual entries while fixtures would be supervised by the relevant sports associations in the state before being released to participating tertiary institutions.