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Ikeja Youth Games: Winners emerge in Snooker, Table, Tennis, Draughts



…As Football Quarter final pairings released 

The Snooker event of the Honourable James Abiodun Faleke  Ikeja Games has been won by a 37 year old clearing and forwarding agent   Babatunde  Oladimeji who defeated Aremu Ibrahim to clinch the top price . 
While the third place went to Ikusika Victor.

The Ogba, Ikeja based winner said he started playing the game about sixteen years ago when he came third at the Lagos State Rothmans Snooker  competition.
Oladimeji defeated Salami Habeeb in the semi final, while Aremu Ibrahim  outplayed Ikusika Victor.In the third place game, Victor  Ikusika outplayed  Salami Habeeb.

 In Scrabble,  16 year Faidat Bello, student of Oregun Senior  High school who started  playing scrabble at the age of 11 years  was the center of attention as she emerged  in the 5th position out of 100 schools, 50 public and 50 private schools. She was the  only public school student that got  to the final stage of the competition  held at Chris Land school, Okpebi,  Ikeja.

In  table  tennis, Adeboye Adekoya won the pro event,  while  Rasheed Balogun came second with   Bolaji Asekun finishing  in the third positionIn the female category,  Ayo Udoh out stroked  Aliya Adedeji.

Draughts game have Sunday Amoo as winner,  with Abiodun  Ojo and Femi Daniel Olanipekun  finishing in the second and third place respectively.

The quarter final pairings of the football  event have been  released by  the National  Institute for sports- led Technical  Committee. According  to the draws, Agidingbi representatives  of Ward B will slug it out with  Oregun Ward C team.

In the other pairings, Seriki Aro/ Ipodo of Ward E will be up against  Onilekere Ward D, while  Ward F of Oluwole Sogunro battle against  Aguda/ Oke Ira  Ward G .

The last pairing is  between Opebi and Police  Barracks GRA.

The matches  will be played between  28th – 29th of January across different venues in Ikeja.

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International Cycling Union Grants Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling Event



Joel Ajayi 

Barely Two Days To The Start Of The Paris 2024 Olympics The International Cycling Union Has Granted Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling.

This Is Contained In A Statement By The Worlds Governing Body, Uci Addressed To The Nigeria Olympic Committee And The Cycling Federation Of Nigeria.

This Means African Champion In Road Time , Nigeria’s Ese Ukpeseraye Who Is Nigeria’s Sole Qualifier In Cycling At Paris 2024 Will Now Compete In Two Track Events Keiran And Individual Time In Addition To The Road Time She Qualified For.

President, Cycling Federation Of Nigeria, Giandomenico Massari Who Confirmed The Development To Journalists on Wednesday Described It  As A Rare Opportunity.

Massari Noted That The  Development Will Brighten Nigeria’s Chances For A Podium Finish In The Country’s First Appearance In Olympic Cycling.

He revealed that, revealed that the Reigning National And African Champion Is In High Spirits And Relishing The Opportunity To Win Medals In Nigeria’s First Appearance In Olympics Cycling History.

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