Foot­ball Dance Com­pe­ti­tion De­buts in La­gos

THISDAY - - GLOBAL SOCCER\\ OTHER SPORTS -

The La­gos State Gov­ern­ment through the La­gos State Sports Com­mis­sion has en­dorsed the maiden Foot­ball Dance Com­pe­ti­tion sched­uled to hold at the Tes­lim Ba­lo­gun Sta­dium from Au­gust 29.

The event, which was sup­ported by the La­gos State Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, is de­signed for tal­ented am­a­teur foot­ballers to show­case their cre­ativ­ity with dance and get re­wards.

Speak­ing at a me­dia brief­ing to her­ald the com­pe­ti­tion, Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of the La­gos State Sports Com­mis­sion, Dr. Kweku Tan­doh said the foot­ball dance event would en­hance sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties from the grass­roots and show­case teem­ing youth who are gifted in the round leather game.

Tan­doh ex­plained that the com­mis­sion de­cided to sup­port the or­gan­is­ers be­cause the foot­ball dance com­pe­ti­tion which en­cour­ages mass par­tic­i­pa­tion is in line with the sports agenda of Gov­er­nor Ak­in­wunmi Am­bode to make La­gos an Africa’s sports hub.

"The most im­por­tant thing is the ob­jec­tive of the event. The ob­jec­tive tal­lies with the vi­sion of the gov­er­nor in cre­at­ing a syn­ergy be­tween tourism, hos­pi­tal­ity, en­ter­tain­ment and sport­ing ex­cel­lence. So for us it is line with what we are man­dated to do and that is why we are sup­port­ing it. The foot­ball dance com­pe­ti­tion will give a lot of youth op­por­tu­nity to be dis­cov­ered and who know we might see good play­ers com­ing out from the event," Tan­doh said.

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