Teslim Balogun Stadium to host 2016 Lagos NUJ Games

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General Manager, Lagos Television, Mr. Deji Balogun, dancing to the to music of supporters of Lagos Information at the closing ceremony of Lagos NUJ Games at the weekend.
General Manager, Lagos Television, Mr. Deji Balogun, dancing to the to music of supporters of Lagos Information at the closing ceremony of Lagos NUJ Games at the weekend.

Lagos State Sports Commission, LSSC, has said that the next edition of Lagos NUJ Media Games in 2016 will be staged inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

Before now, the annual event, which 10th edition ended last weekend, was staged inside the National Stadium complex in Surulere.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the tournament sponsored by Med-View airlines, the Director General of the Sports Commission, Mr. Ayodele Agbesanwa said that the success and the glamour associated with the Games has prompted the state government to come to the aid of the organisers by providing Teslim Balogun Stadium as venue for the 2016 edition.

He said that the Commission will, at all times, give Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos chapter the support needed to engage its members in sporting activities.

Meanwhile, Lagos Information chapel was double champion in this year’s NUJ Media Games. The football team of Lagos Information won a gold medal in the final of their event after defeating Complete Sports 1-0, while the chapel was the overall champion of this year’s edition with a total of 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals.

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Participants after the march past, during the closing   ceremony. Photos: Idowu Ogunleye
Participants after the march past, during the closing ceremony. Photos: Idowu Ogunleye

Daar Communications won the bronze medal of the football event after they defeated SportsDay in the third place match.

Voice of Nigeria (VON) came second with 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals, while Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) took the third position with 2 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medal.

Julius Ojeagbese won the Most Valuable Player award in the football event. The Best Behaved Team award went to NTA Tejuosho.

Chairman of the Lagos NUJ, Mr. Deji Elumoye said that a total of 21 media houses took part in the competition and they were given participatory allowance from the N5 million sponsorship fund of Med-View airlines.

NUJ President, Waheed Odusile (r) presenting a framed portrait of Med View MD  to Engr. Lukman Animashaun at the closing ceremony of the games sponsored by Med Viwe Airline.
NUJ President, Waheed Odusile (r) presenting a framed portrait of Med View MD to Engr. Lukman Animashaun at the closing ceremony of the games sponsored by Med Viwe Airline.

He commended the spirit of sportsmanship exhibited by all the teams, adding that the next edition which will take place at the Teslim Balogun Stadium will be more glamorous.

The final ceremony was graced by the National President of NUJ, Waheed Odusile; former House of Representatives member, Mrs. Abike Dabiri; DG Lagos Sports Commission, Mr. Agbesanwa; General Manager, Lagos Television, Mr. Deji Balogun; representatives of NUJ chapel from Kwara, Enugu and Anambra States, representative of the sponsor, Med-View airline and other dignitaries.