Ogun Shooters set for better outing in National Youth Game – Hon Akinbintan

Ogun Shooters set for better outing in National Youth Game – Hon Akinbintan

Chairman of the Ogun State Shooting Association, Hon Akinola Akinremi Akinbitan has expressed confidence on the readiness of the Shooters representng the state to better the previous performance at the forthcoming National Youth Games in Ilorin, the Kwara sta6te capital.

The Association’s boss gave the assurance while presenting the State’s Shooting team who emerged third with two gold, one silver and three bronze at the recently concluded National Shooting Championship in Delta State, to the Director of Sports, Mrs Iyabode Rotimi, at her office in the State Sports Council, Alake Sports Complex, Ijeja, Abeokuta.

Akinbitan lauded the team’s performance led by Coach Idris Oguntayo, saying they did well despite going to the championship without its full squad and losing narrowly to the Department of State Security Service,(DSS) with three gold and host Delta State who won two gold and two silver.

“We are not too surprise with the performance because we are the best Shooters. We are looking forward as an Association to make Ogun State hub of shooting game in Nigeria, because at the moment we have a lot of potentials to produce shooters to represent the country at major international competitions and compete with the very best in the world”, he sated

The highly elated Chairman particularly lauded the effort of a physically challenged female Shooter, and Amos Odesanya who retained his number one position in Pistol category after winning gold.

He showered praises on the State Government, especially the Director of Sports for the moral and financial support to the Shooters.

“We really commend the Sports Council for providing conducive environment for the Shooters to thrive.

“We expect a better outing at the coming National Youth Games because the Shooters are gradually hitting form”.

Team emerged overall best at the 2019 game with two gold and a bronze in Shooting.