YOUTH GAMES: TEAM LAGOS SHINES AT ZONAL CONTEST

Lagos State contingent has emerged winners of (Zone1) South West Zonal Eliminations for the forthcoming third edition of the National Youth Games 2017 which will hold between September 7 and 19 in Ilorin, Kwara State.

At the zonal elimination contests for five team sports, basketball, volleyball, cricket, handball and hockey held at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium and Adamasingba Stadium, Ibadan, Oyo State, Team Lagos won 6 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals, while Oyo State placed second with 3 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze medals; Ogun State came third with a total of 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.

In Basketball, Team Lagos qualified in the male and female categories of the Youth Games while the Cricket male team also made it to the Ilorin championship. The Handball and Hockey male and female teams and Volleyball (female) would also participate in the Youth Games.

No fewer than 118 athletes represented Team Lagos at the zonal eliminations that had six States as participants – Oyo, Osun, Lagos, Ekiti, Ondo and Ogun States.