The board of Lagos State Sports Commission Sunday, April 18, 2021, held a grand reception for both the football male and female team who participated in the just-concluded National Sports Festivals in Edo State.
The board comprising of the chairman, Seyi Akinwunmi, the vice-chairman, Mr. Tade, president of the Nigerian Referee Federation, Mr Dotun Coker, and other board members.
It was a euphoria atmosphere where the coaches of both teams, Adesina Yusuf, Coach Omo, Captains of both teams were given the podium to share their experiences in Edo.
Lagos State was very unlucky in the final, a victim of bad officiating at the final of the games vividly evident in Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi’s remark calling their silver medal a golden silver to uplift the spirit of the athletes.
In the history of the National Sports Festival when it was moved to Abuja and then Lagos, football final most especially in the male category, the host has always been the winner of the gold medal at the expense of other states.
Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi in his speech commended the efforts of the players, for making the state proud, saluted the Lagos State Sports Commission commitment, Lagos State Governor, and the man in charge of the technical sector, Mr Dotun Coker.
He further urged the player that education must be added to their football career as education and football gives a player an edge over their contemporaries as he presented the team with an open cheque, assuring the players of legal assistance for the players in every sector of their lives and granting scholarships
It was such a nice event as the players gave their word and appreciated the Lagos State ministry.