National Sports Festival: Lagos Boxers Cruise To S/Finals


Having promised to surpass their 7 gold medal feat at the Garden City Games in Port Harcour, Rivers State, Five boxers of Team Lagos have advanced to the semi-final stage at the ongoing 18th National Sports Festival, tagged ‘Eko 2012’.

Dauda Azeez outpunched Samuel Ejike of Team Nasarawa 14-0 in the 49kg Light Flyweight category, while Mutiat Adebayo defeated Ewah Archibong of Team Cross River 13-1 in the 51kg Flyweight category.

Hard-punching Aishat Oriyomi defeated Judith Frank of Team Rivers 4-0 in the 54kg women’s Bantamweight category, while Otto Joseph beat Samuel Opaogun of Team Niger 11-0 in the 60kg category.

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Team Captain and Garden City Games gold medalist, Olaide Fijabi, once again exerted his dominance in the 64kg Light Welterweight category, as he floored Soyelu Olusola of FCT to win the bout 9-2.


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