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Sports News of Thursday, 23 September 2021


ABC: NFF hails Sanwo-Olu on successful hosting

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and other football stakeholders have commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on the successful hosting of Aisha Buhari female competition.

The NFF through its 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday, commended Sanwo-Olu for supporting the tournament wholeheartedly.

The gates of Mobolaji Johnson Arena were opened to host the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Cup after it was closed for refurbishment about three years ago.

The newly remodelled arena did not disappoint as many football enthusiasts continued to pour encomium on the Lagos State Government for such a world-class arena.

Akinwunmi, who is also the Chairman, Lagos Football Association, said that the Aisha Buhari Cup had gone down in history for the many successes recorded, especially for Lagos to showcase the sporting facility it was blessed with.

“The Mobolaji Johnson Arena is a fantastic edifice and we must commend Gov. Sanwo-Olu for putting this up. It shows the vision, commitment and support to sports, especially football.

“We have shown to the world what we have in Lagos State, as testimonies from the coaches around the world have shown that this arena has one of the best facilities.

“The stadium is still a work in progress but it is a fantastic edifice; so I give kudos to the Lagos State government for such a beautiful sports monument,” he said.