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Lagos State Welcome Sport With Two-Day Non Contact Invitational Open Championships – Sports247

September 9, 2020

A two-day noncontact Invitational Open tagged “Sports is back” will hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on Wednesday and Thursday. ‘

The Lagos State Sports Commission is organising this invitational Tournament to demonstrate the rebirth of sports in Lagos after the lockdown to curtail the spread of novel Coronavirus and the recent gradual reopening of sporting activities by the Lagos State Government.

The event will be held under a controlled crowd/spectator management with officials to enforce social distancing. The sporting events to be competed for are: Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis, Dart, Abula, Ayo, Chess, Scrabble, and Monopoly.

The Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Sola Aiyepeku said:
“We all need sports to survive, not only in Lagos or Nigeria but all over the world. We are going to observe all the protocols for COVID -19 as approved by the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 during this two-day event. We will also demonstrate how to manage sports, post COVID19 to other states of the federation.

“We want to show that Lagos is always ready when talking about sports. Lagos State is the sporting hub in Nigeria and we must continue to demonstrate that. The two-day competition is meant for athletes in Lagos State, and I want to assure you that the championship will be very exciting”