Organisers expand competition as teams set for 2021 ADRON Games
More athletes will compete at this year’s ADRON Games following the organisers’ decision to add new events to the competition.
According to organisers of the competition, 720 athletes featured in the last edition of the games, but with the addition of more events, the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu, venue of the event, has been prepared to host more athletes this term.
Speaking on the unveiling jerseys and logo of the 2021 ADRON Homes Games, the company’s Group Managing Director, Adetola Emmanuelking, who was represented by Director, Public Affairs, Isidora Sonariwo, said the teams have intensified preparations for the competition, which begins on November 18.
Emmanuelking said ADRON Homes conceived the games because it to encourage more governmental and corporate participation in sports.
“Sport has a rallying effect in most cultures, and it is big business all over the world. We created these Games as a means of fostering friendship and unity among us as a corporate organisation, and also among us as a nation. To that end, the Games are held in a different state every year, on a rotating basis,” he said.
Earlier, Olympic Games gold and silver medallists, Daniel Amokachi and Falilat Ogunkoya, who unveiled the games at a colourful ceremony in Magodo, Lagos, urged more corporate bodies to embrace sports to help create jobs for the country’s youths.
The duo was assisted by former Super Eagles captain Austin Eguavoen and actress Bimbo Thomas to announce the programme of the fifth edition of the Games, which will hold from November 18 to 20.
Amokachi, an ambassador of the event, hailed the property firm for organising the event, adding that it will keep their staff very fit.
“I am honoured to be part of the Games in its fifth year. We appreciate the private sector support for sports and that is what ADRON Homes is doing. What is important is to keep fit. Some members of staff might end up with fine times in the sprints and get discovered. That is why it is important to keep doing what you are doing,” Amokachi, a Special Assistant on Sports to President Muhammadu Buhari, said.
Some of the events lined up for the 2021 edition are wrestling, cycling, track and field, which has athletes split into four teams, and an eight-team football tournament.
Former Super Eagles forward Waidi Akanni, CEO of Match International Limited, is the consultant to the Adron Games.
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