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Lagos qualifies for nine team events ahead National Youth Games

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Team Lagos have qualified to participate in nine team sports at the 2019 National Youth Games (NYG), which holds in Ilorin, Kwara State next month.

At the zonal elimination, which held in Ibadan, Oyo State at the weekend, Team Lagos featured in 14 events and picked nine slots, including volleyball (male and female), football (male and female), beach volleyball (male and female), cricket (male), handball (female) and hockey (female).

The Director General of Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Oluwatoyin Gafar applauded the athletes and officials, saying they put up a good performance even within a short period of preparation.

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He added that it was not yet Uhuru, saying the big tests would come during the AYG proper in Ilorin.

“A job well done to you all. Even within the shortest time, you all pulled a great one and our kids made us all proud. I thank you for your selfless dedication and the zeal you all displayed in ensuring we had a successful outing. ”

“However, there is still room for improvement and we have to continue preparing to ensure we have a better and outstanding outing at the Games proper in September. Thank you all,” he said.

The zonal elimination was a qualifying competition involving teams in the south west states, including Lagos, Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti and Osun States. The National Youth Games will hold between September 7 and 17 at the University of Ilorin.

At the last Games, Lagos came second overall with 60 medals, made up of 20 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze medals.


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