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2021 SWAN Sports week/gala night gets December date

The Lagos SWAN Sports Committee has announced December 3 as the kickoff date for the 2021 edition of the Lagos SWAN Sports Week.

The Lagos SWAN Sports Committee has announced December 3 as the kickoff date for the 2021 edition of the Lagos SWAN Sports Week.

With the 2020 edition affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant global lockdown, the yearly event returns with a bang as sports writers across Lagos are expected to converge on the National Stadium, Surulere to celebrate their week.

Lagos SWAN Sports Committee, Femi Solaja, confirmed the date after due consultation with the executive committee of the association.

The event starts on Friday, December 3, while the closing ceremony and Gala Night holds on December 10.

“We have been working for weeks with the Lagos SWAN Excos to host this edition of the Sports Week, COVID-19 denied us last year, and we are excited we are able to move on with our lives and our programmes.”

According to Solaja, this year’s edition will be all-inclusive with more events included in the weeklong celebration to encourage wider participation.

“We encourage our colleagues to participate in the Sports Week, it’s an opportunity to engage ourselves, solidify our relationship and have fun. It won’t be about football alone, we will be having indoor games.”

“We are looking forward to our veterans participating, the younger generation will learn a lot from them. We have made this announcement early, for our media houses to prepare for the Sports Week”, Solaja said.

This edition will feature football, table tennis, scrabble and chess.

Registration for the football event, and other sports start today, November 3, and closes on November 17.

Screening exercise will commence from November 18 to November, 24.

The press conference for the Lagos SWAN Sports Week will hold on November 26 with all proposed sponsors and partners expected to be unveiled.