There has been an assurance that Lagos State athletes going to the 21st National Sports Festival holding in Delta State will e proudly representing the state with the mandate of putting up a sterling performance that will surpass what they did in the last festival held in Edo State
This was the assurance giving by the Director General of Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Oluwatoyin Gafaar who has sent a warning signal to other participating states coming for the Delta 2022 Festival that Team Lagos are battle ready for the competition.
Lagos placed fifth at the last Festival held in Benin City, Edo State after winning 126 medals in the championship.
This time around, and ahead of the Delta 2022 kicking off on 28 November, Director General Gafaar is confident that his team would put up sterling performance that will shock the nation.
Speaking while attending the final of the 2020 Legacy Volleyball Championship at the National Stadium in Surulere on Thursday evening, Gafaar said he was not just talking from the point of view of being the Director General of the Sports Commission, but he was talking from what he has seen in the athletes that their spirit is raring to go for the kill during the festival, adding that the performance this time around would definitely surpass what they recorded at the Edo 2020.
“Lagos is always prepared; we are ready ever. This festival is going to be different positively. We are going to perform well than what we used to do.
If we aren’t well prepared, I won’t be telling you that we are ready. I have seen the athletes in camp I know that they are ready, and we are all ready. I have all confidence that we are going to perform excellently well in Delta, just mark my words!
“The spirit is high in our camp, and the athletes’ mood is that of someone eager to go to the war to do the state proud. I have never seen them in this spirit before I must confess,” Gafaar said.