Olympic Games: Adron Begins Talent Hunt For Nigerian Athletes - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Olympic Games: Adron Begins Talent Hunt For Nigerian Athletes

The Director-General, Adron Homes, Mr. Ayodeji Omoniyi and Waheed Akanni addressing sports journalists

ABEOKUTA - A Real Estate company, Adron Homes and Property has revealed plans to embark on talent hunts for the athletes that will represent Nigeria in the next Olympic games.

The Group Managing Director of Adron, Emmanuel King disclosed this on Wednesday while appearing as a guest on SWAN Forum organized by the Ogun State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in preparation for the 5th edition of Adron Games. 

King explained that, the real estate firm will use the games to discover potential athletes for the forthcoming Olympic games scheduled for 2024. 

The Adron boss who was represented by the Director General of the company, Mr. Ayodeji Omoniyi explained that participants will be drawn from banks, real estates, and staff of Adron Homes. 

He noted that the delegates will be coming from different parts of the country to participate in the games. 

He further revealed that, Ogun state All stars will be playing a friendly match with ex-Super Eagles Stars as curtain raiser for the games. 

He added, "we have not less than eight big banks working with us and partner with us. Our colleagues in real estates will partner with us. We are also looking to get past Super Eagles players and the Ogun all stars to play friendly match before the games to create awareness.

"We are moving the games to Ogun state and coincidentally Ogun happen to be where most of our projects are. Most of our investment are here in Ogun state.

"We are bringing the games to the state and we will be using Gateway international stadium for the game. We have done a renovation of the stadium in Sagamu." 

Also, the consultant for the Games and Ex-international, Waheed Akanni revealed that sport activities like football, basketball, table tennis, cycling, wrestling, scrabble, among others will be played during the competition. 

He also said Adron is partnering the Ogun state sports council to provide officials for good officiating for the games. 

Earlier in his remarks, the state SWAN chairman, Akeem Akintunde expressed readiness to partner with Adron in discovering new talents for the growth of the sport sector through massive reportage of the games. 

Akintunde noted that the SWAN forum is usually organized to explore potentials of the sports sector and contribute to the development of sports in the country.

The SWAN Chairman saluted Adron Homes for its various stride in sports development in the country. 

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