Southampton Pick Interest In Oyo SWAN/Jerona U-13 Football/Athletics Competition

As the day for the finals of the maiden Oyo SWAN/JERONA Under 13 Sports Fiesta draws nearer, the competition has received boost from an English Premiership side.

Southampton FC International Academy Partner in Nigeria has signified interests in the event.

The Head of the Southampton FC International Academy Partner Programme in Nigeria Mr Leon Osahon is expected to lead other officials of the English football club to the finals.

Osahon, who is also the Head Team Nigeria/UK and FUSTAR Schools League was said to have not only promised to attend the event but also pledged to support and recruit talents discovered in the football competition into Southampton project.

The finals of the football/athletics competition, according to the Chairman of the Planning Committee who also doubles as the Secretary of Oyo SWAN, Adewale Tijani, will hold at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba will hold on the 30th and 31st May.

Tijani explained that athletics screening and heats as well as the third place match of the football event will hold on the 30th of May while the finals of athletics and football finals will take place on the 31st of May 2023.

Oyo SWAN Secretary further stated that all necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the finals are hitch free.

He disclosed that the athletic events will feature 100m and 200m for boys/girls, 4 × 100m relay as well as march pass.

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