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Over age athletes: If you are cheating, you are killing talents -LSSC DG

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From Taofiq Jimoh Adeniyi, Ilorin

The Director-General of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Oluwatoyin Bolowotan, has described those bringing over-age athletes to age group events as talents killers.

Bolowotan said this in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on Monday.

He boasted that no athletes that participated for the state at the 5th National Youth Games in Ilorin is outside the primary or secondary schools bracket.

“I sat with my people during the screening to ensure we present athletes within the stipulated age bracket.

“Those that brought over-age athletes means they cannot compete effectively with their compatriot for life” Bolowotan said.

The Lagos Sports Commission DG explained that what they do in the state is that they discovered talents and also nurture them and not just that they discovered them and abandoned them.

He said the vision of the state’s governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is to make Lagos the Sports hub of Africa.

“That is a mission statement that we are targeting and following and we will follow it to the letter” He added.

He shrugged off insinuation that Lagos came into the 5th National Youth Games to dethrone Delta which has dominated the competition for the past years.

“We came in to put in the best that we have, however, we also hope to get results.

“The little results we have had so far is due to hard work and most graceful to the kids for believing in themselves” Bolowotan said.

He said the state wants to improve year by year because they now have kids who have gotten national call ups.

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