Amidst speculations and allegation against Lagos state over the use of a foreigner at the boxing event of the ongoing national sports festival, the state govt has debunked it describing it as rumour.
There was an allegation that Lagos state paraded a Benin Republic citizen as its representative in a boxing bout at the festival.
Reacting to this speculation at the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium,Sunday is the Lagos State Sports Association coordinator, Mr Ola Uthman Okunnu who spoke with Tribunesports saying that the allegations was baseless and unfounded.
According to him,”in the first instance,Lagos are not known to be cheat and there was no reason to use a foreigner cos we have good boxers that can stand the text of time.Aside that it is not in the rules of the game to parade foreigners so why should we do that”, he said.
Okunnu,while speaking informed that, there idea of winning at all cost is not in the plan of the state because we believe in catch them young and we are not desperate to win at all cost. Those behind the speculations are doing so because they were afraid of our potentials.
I am using this opportunity to inform the public that Lagos state did not parade any foreigners in our boxing team to the ongoing festival “, said the State Association Coordinator.
Find below the names of Lagos State boxers to the festival:Shittu Afolabi,Omole Dolapo, Adesodun Micheal,A bdulafees Osoba,Olamide Mustapha, Oraekwe Blessing,Fatimo Aromokola and Francis Gabriel.