Halogen adopts Adekuoroye ahead of Tokyo Olympics
The recent call by Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, for corporate bodies and prominent Nigerians to adopt athletes ahead of major international championships, has yielded result with the announcement by security outfit, Halogen that it would support wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye’s quest for a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The adoption of the leading female athlete by Halogen Group marks an early win for the federal government’s recently launched “Adopt an Athlete” initiative aimed at producing world champions for the country in the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
In a statement, the management of Halogen Group commended Sunday Dare for the pragmatic innovation of enlisting the organized private sector in the development of sports in Nigeria, describing the initiative as a fresh idea capable of unleashing a new era of global glory for Nigerian sports and athletes.
Halogen Group described its decision to be one of the first corporate organizations to key into federal government’s “Adopt an Athlete” and the Work Experience Programme, another of the Ministry’s initiatives designed to help promising Nigerian youth acquire job-based technical training as a reflection of its own culture and heritage of leading change in its sector and embracing innovation in all ramifications.
Halogen explained that Adekuoroye’s exceptional performance as an athlete fits perfectly into its own DNA of excellence and focused pursuit of the number one position in all that it does.
Group Managing Director of Halogen Group, Mr. Wale Olaoye said: “Halogen Group is excited to adopt Odunayo Adekuoroye, Nigeria’s greatest female wrestling export in recent times. She remains unbeaten to date, and has risen rapidly in the highly competitive world of female wrestling to attain her current ranking of the world’s number two in the women’s wrestling class.”
Adekuoroye, who is a Nigerian gold medalist, African gold medalist, and Commonwealth gold medalist, similarly emerged the gold medalist at the recently concluded international female wrestling tournament.
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