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Oyo SWAN week: Oyelade donates giant trophies

*Five-A-side championship amongst media organisation

By Debo Adeoye, Ibadan

As preparations hot up for this year’s edition of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Oyo state chapter sports and awards nite, Alhaji Oyelade Taofeek Tayo, the Chief Executive Officer, TAO VICK Favours Investment has donated trophies for the competition.

Oyo SWAN officials collecting the trophy from Alhaji Oyelade Taofeek Tayo
Oyo SWAN officials collecting the trophy from Alhaji Oyelade Taofeek Tayo

Oyelade while speaking during OYO SWAN’s visit to his outlet said his love for sports and youth development endeared him to the association which prompted his decision to donate trophies for the members to compete for among media houses in the state.

The donor, who urged sports writers in the state to maintain the high level of sports reportage and ensure the competition is of high standard as he will be personally be on ground to witness some of the matches.

Chairman, Oyo SWAN, Niyi Alebiosu who led other committee members on the visit thanked Oyelade for his kind gesture and assured him of free and fair competitions.

”We hereby express our profound gratitude for your kind gestures because with the donation of these giants trophies the competition will be more competitive,” he assured.

Oyo SWAN’s Five-a-side competition will hold from 11th to 15th December at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba. All media organisations in the state under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) are qualified to play in the tournament.

Adeniyi explained why the choice of the Five-A-Side which is a more health supportive and smaller sport than the 11-A-Side which used to be the tradition.

However,  the awards nite holds at the Wallan Hall of Drovans hotel, Ring Road Ibadan. Persons who have added value to Nigerian sports will be given honour to challenge them to do better and also make those not doing enough to do better.

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