By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
Chairman, Osun State Table Tennis Association, Mr. Ayo Alabi has advised indigenes of Osun to invest in sports.
Alabi stated this in Osogbo while featuring on a monthly programme organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Osun State Chapter.
He said the state of the Art facility was constructed at the Osogbo Township Stadium was to complement efforts of the government in the sports development and create an arena for raising stars in table tennis.
“We constructed this edifice to raise champions in Table Tennis from Osun. This is the only way to empower the youths and create a platform to showcase their skills and assist them to grow in it. This can only happen if required facilities are put in place.”
“Osun has potentials to do well in table tennis and other games but facilities to groom these athletes are not there. This is why I decided to construct the edifice as part of my family’s social responsibility to give back to my state.”
He disclosed that the hall will be officially commissioned and open for use on by Governor Gboyega Oyetola, on Saturday.
Alabi said: “we are going to host all categories of Table Tennis competitions from Primary to University here. There will be Principal’s Table Tennis Competition, Governor’s Table Tennis Cup and many others that will assist our youth and make the place lively. We will also have a table tennis Academy where young talents will be nurtured to international level. With these, we are confident that Osun will soon raise champions in Table Tennis.”
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