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PRESS RELEASE: Ogun 2019 SWAN Week Holds

PRESS RELEASE 
Ogun 2019 SWAN Week Holds
… As Soname, Ikhana, Adesokan, Others Set For SWAN Awards


The Ogun State chapter of  the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)  has concluded plans to hold its 2019 SWAN Week on Sunday, 27th January to Friday, 1st of February, 2019.


The SWAN week with the theme: “2018 National Sports Festival: The Lessons Therein” kicks off with a church Service on Sunday, at the Fulfillment Prayer Mountain, Holy Ghost Arena, Brewery roundabout, Abeokuta by 8am  while the opening holds on Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 at the conference hall of Continental Suites Hotel, Ibara, Abeokuta at 11:00 and  will be declared open by the Secretary to the Ogun State Government (SSG), Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa.A renowned sports psychologist professor Seun Omotayo is the guest speaker of the day. As part of activities marking the week, the Ogun State SWAN team will engage Abeokuta Sports Club table tennis team in a novelty match on Wednesday, 30th January at the Table Tennis Hall of Abeokuta Sports Club by 5pm. 


The SWAN members will also engage the Ogun State chapter of Freelance Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) in a football friendly match at the training pitch of MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta on Thursday, 31st January by 4pm.


The week-long event will be rounded – off with a Gala Nite at Continental Suites hotel, Abeokuta where notable Nigerians who have contributed to the growth of Sports in the country would be given  awards of recognition.
Among the awardees is the Chairman, Remo Stars Football Club, Chief Kunle Soname who will be conferred with “Award of Excellence for Football Development “, while former Enyimba , U- 23 and Super Falcons   coach, Kadir Ikhana will be conferred with “First Best African Coach from Nigeria” being the first coach to win CAF champions league with Enyimba Football club of Aba. 


Other awardees include; NFF executive member, Alhaji Ganiu Majekodunmi, Dorcas Adesokan, Kabeer Ajibola Gbemisola and late Peter Okodua. 

Members of the public are enjoined to attend the Event.

Wole OtayemiChairman, 

2019 SWAN Week Committee

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