National Sports Festival: Olopade Sure Of Top 3


Ogun State may have not done very well in the National Sports Festival Zone 1  Elimination Series the state hosted in Abeokuta and Sagamu which ended last weekend,  Commissioner for Sports, Bukola Olopade is confidence that Team Ogun will be among  the top three in the main festival holding in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria  in February, next year.

Olopade, who is the longest serving sports commissioner in the country, said that  Ogun State will maintain their top three position at the end of the National Sports  festival.

Having take a look at the strength of the states across the country, he said he is  sure that Ogun will be one of the states to beat when hostilities begin next year in  the Garden City.

Olopade, who doubles as the chairman of the Gateway Football Club, disclosed that  the state’s strength lies in swimming, weightlifting, boxing and special sports with  a little chance in athletics.

Speaking on the zonal eliminations, Olopade revealed that the series was very  competitive, adding that the zone is blessed with lots of hidden talents in team  sports.

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He charged his counterparts from Lagos and Oyo States to concentrate more on  individual sports for them to have a respectable finish in the festival.

Team Ogun at the zonal elimination won the women’s football and men’s volleyball  tickets.

—Wale  Joseph

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