Activities to commemorate the 2019 Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, week Ogun State chapter will begin on the 27th of January with a church service at the Fulfillment Prayer Mountain, Holy Ghost Arena, Brewery Roundabout, Abeokuta.
A Statement by the Chairman, planning committee, Mr. Wole Otayemi indicates that the week-long event with the theme: “2018 National Sports Festival: the lessons therein” will be declared opened by the Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa at Continental Suites, Ibara, Abeokuta, while a renowned sports psychologist, Professor Seun Omotayo is the guest speaker of the day.
The statement adds that the Ogun State SWAN team will engage Abeokuta Sports Club table tennis team in a novelty match on Wednesday, 30th of January at the table tennis hall of Abeokuta Sports Club, while a novelty football match by the Ogun State chapter of Freelance Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, FIBAN, will hold on Thursday at the training pitch of MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta.
The week-long event will be rounded off with a gala nite at Continental Suites Hotel, Abeokuta where notable Nigerians who have contributed to the growth of sports in the country would be given awards of recognition.
Among the awardees is the Chairman, Remo Stars Football Club, Chief Kunle Soname who will be conferred with “award of excellence for football development “, while former Enyimba, U-23 and Super Falcons coach, Kadir Ikhana will be conferred with “first best African coach from Nigeria” being the first coach to win CAF Champions League with Enyimba Football Club of Aba.
Other awardees include; NFF executive members, Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi, Dorcas Adesokan, Kabeer Ajibola Gbemisola and late Peter Okodua.