As the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) kicked off its 2023 End-of-Year Sports Fiesta at Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba, participating teams have been counting their medals as Team Unity is topping the medals log.
In the football event, Team Peace showed determination and resilience in a keenly contested final match against Team Unity, which later ended in a penalty shootout after a 5-5 stalemate at regulation time.
Team Peace stayed focused and won the penalty shootout with a scoreline of 6-5 to emerge as champions at the epoch-making Stronger2gether Fiesta Games.
In the table tennis event, Sanyaolu Lukman (Strength Team) defeated his energetic opponent Olasupo Williams to win the gold medal in the male category, while Tokosi Munirat (Unity) overpowered Issa Balikis (Strength) and her peers to clinch the gold medal in the female category.
In the Scrabble game set, Adeeko Adeyemi (Strength) and Temitope Smith (Commitment) emerged as gold medalists for both male and female categories of the competition, respectively.
In the basketball game, Unity defeated Team Peace to grab another gold medal, while in the volleyball event, Team Strength snatched their bragging rights, defeating Team Peace 2-1 to set up a final clash with Team Commitment on Thursday.
Yemi Adebara (Strength) and Abisola Omotayo (Commitment) both won gold in the Chess board game male and female categories to close the board game contest.
With 4 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze medals already in the bag, Team Unity is at the top of the medals table followed by Team Strength with 3 gold, 3 silver, and two bronze medals; Team Commitment 2 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze medals while Team Peace remains at the bottom with 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals.
Tug O'War, Traditional game (Abula), 5-A-side Football, Badminton commence tomorrow at the same venue.
Present at the kickoff ceremony conducted by the Director-General Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, were Director Procurement, Oluwatoyin Ogundele; Director Sports Development, Nunayon Travih; Director School Sports Department, Oluyomi Oluwasanmi; Director Audit Unit, Adeeko Adeyemi; Director Sports Facilities, Deji Aladegbemi; Director, Sports Medicine, Dr. Adebukola Bojuwoye.
Others present were Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Damilare Orimoloye, and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Grassroots Sports Development, Adebanji Adeoye Atewogboye.