Baseball5: Secretary General National Olympics Committee, Tunde Popoola visits Southwest Centre, Lauds Teams and Donates Cash

By Oluwaseun Omolola

The Secretary General, National Olympics Committee, Chief Tunde Popoola paid a brief visit to the Osogbo Township Stadium, the venue of the Nigeria Western Region Youth Baseball5 Tournament this evening and rained encomium of praise on the teams and officials.

Chief Popoola in his brief speech said the National Olympics Committee is working with states Sports Commissions and Councils to ensure Youth development.

” At the National Olympics Committee, we are focusing more on youth development in sports because that is the bedrock of Sports in any serious country. Hence, the need to catch them young.”

” We need to get our Youth into sports at early age so as to dissuade their minds off drugs and other social vices.”

” I want to congratulate all the teams (States) present for showcasing their excellent talents. You all are winners.” To the coaches, you have done well in bringing the best out of this children.” Said Chief Popoola.

He also took timeout to praise the management of Osun State Sports Council under the leadership of the General Manager, Mr Rotimi Dunmoye and the Director of Sports, Coaching and Training, Mr Ademola Daini for their roles in Osun Sports development.

Chief Popoola also gave kudos to the organizers and officials of the Nigeria Western Region Youth Baseball5 Tournament before doling out cash to all the teams and officials.


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