1st December, 2010
Ogun State may have not done very well in the National Sports Festival Zone 1Â Elimination Series the state hosted in Abeokuta and Sagamu which ended last weekend,Â Commissioner for Sports, Bukola Olopade is confidence that Team Ogun will be amongÂ the top three in the main festival holding in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NigeriaÂ in February, next year.
Olopade, who is the longest serving sports commissioner in the country, said thatÂ Ogun State will maintain their top three position at the end of the National SportsÂ festival.
Having take a look at the strength of the states across the country, he said he isÂ sure that Ogun will be one of the states to beat when hostilities begin next year inÂ the Garden City.
Olopade, who doubles as the chairman of the Gateway Football Club, disclosed thatÂ the stateâ€™s strength lies in swimming, weightlifting, boxing and special sports withÂ a little chance in athletics.
Speaking on the zonal eliminations, Olopade revealed that the series was veryÂ competitive, adding that the zone is blessed with lots of hidden talents in teamÂ sports.
He charged his counterparts from Lagos and Oyo States to concentrate more onÂ individual sports for them to have a respectable finish in the festival.
Team Ogun at the zonal elimination won the womenâ€™s football and menâ€™s volleyballÂ tickets.