By Olusegun Folarin

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Ogun State Chapter has expressed concern over the attitude of the state government towards the hosting of the next National Sports Festival, NSF.

SWAN in a communiqué jointly signed by the chairman, Alhaji Hakeem Akintunde and Secretary, Mr Michael Azeez-Ogunsiji at the end of its monthly Congress held at the Association’s secretariat, MKO, Stadium, Kuto Abeokuta urges the government to commence preparation in earnest for the biennial event.

The Congress also expresses worry over the deplorable condition of the pitch of the main bowl of the MKO International stadium, Abeokuta which had been banned by the Nigeria Football Federation from hosting league matches and Mundo track which must be urgently fixed to demonstrate commitment to the hosting of the festival come next year

It however commends the State Government for rehabilitation of the MKO Abiola International Stadium, and stresses for the government to extend such rehabilitation to other sporting facilities at Ijeja within Abeokuta and other Stadia in  Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode and Ilaro.

The congress lauds the performance of Remo Stars FC in the NPFL and urges them to put more effort to qualify for the Super 6 where they will be able to qualify for a continental ticket.

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