The Director, Sports Development, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Moses Kolawole, has said that the screening exercise for Athletes, who would represent Lagos State at the forthcoming 6th National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin, Kwara State, was a carefully thought out and well-organised process.
Kolawole disclosed this at the conclusion of the two-day screening for School-Based Athletes, held at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, on Friday.
He stated that the 6th edition of the NYG is fast approaching and Lagos is working round the clock to ensure that it presents only eligible “In-School” Athletes, who fall within the age range stipulated by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, to vie for laurels at the games.
His words: “The screening exercise is very paramount because the Commission does not want its athletes to be disqualified in llorin during the Sports fiesta. We have done our due diligence and I believe no Team Lagos Athlete will be screened out during the Games”.
“I want to categorically tell you that the chances of Team Lagos are very bright because, we have been preparing for the Games before this time. Team Lagos placed second on the Medals Table in Year 2019; this time around, we want to top the Medals Table by the special grace of God”, Kolawole added.
The two-day screening exercise was conducted in about 33 Sports, some of which are: Athletics, Deaf Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Canoeing, Chess, Darts, Fives, Golf, Judo, Karate, Scrabble, Shooting, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae, Tennis, Ayo, Kokowa, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu Kung-Fu, Para-Athletics, Para-Table Tennis, Handball, Volleyball, Female Football, Hockey and Rugby, among others.