The Lagos State Football, Basketball, Hockey,Handball, Beach volleyball and Softball/Baseball teams have qualified for the National Sports Festival which will come up in Asaba, Delta State later in the year.
Football (male and female), Basketball (male and female),Hockey (male and female),Softball and Baseball (male and female),Beach volleyball (female) and Handball (Male) have all booked their places after finishing tops at the South West Zonal Eliminations.
In their final Games,female team defeated Oyo 4-0, while the male team knocked Oyo 2-0.
Lagos defeated Team Ogun in the by 50-30 points to clinch the sole ticket to represent the zone, the female team defeated Team Ondo by 28-19 points in the finals played at the Basketball Court of Lanreleke Sports Academy, Ileogbo.
Team Lagos proved their might against Ogun team by securing a 27-18 win.
Speaking at the end of Games,Head Coach, Lagos State Basketball Association, Olayinka Oyewunmi, called for early camping for Lagos athletes ahead of the 21st National Sports Festival in November.
Oyewunmi believes that the state athletes must have at least four weeks of intensive camping to ensure the athletes are well prepared to make an impact at the ‘Asaba 2022’ NSF.
Captain of the Basketball male team, David Edward ascribed the team’s success to hard work and commitment of the players while thanking the Lagos State Sports Commission for motivating the athletes and officials to achieve set target.
The South West Ball Games Elimination organized by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development was held in Iwo, Osun State.