OPEIFA HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: LAGOS SPORTS COMMISSION DG HAILS OPEIFA
The sixth edition of Lagos State Secondary Schools Handball Championship, Opeifa Cup, has produced four junior secondary schools in the male and female categories for the finals at Rowe Park, Yaba.
During the semi-final matches played in the female category, Ikeja Junior School beat Herbert Macauley four nil while new debutant Government Girls College Agege defeated United Christian School two nil.
In the male category, Aje Comprehensive Junior School showed superiority over Ruthina International School in a match that ended eight-five while, Ikeja junior school also made it to the final after scoring three unreplied goals against Government junior college, Surulere.
Speaking on the progress of the Cup, Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar says the competition shows that Lagos have talents that can be nurtured to develop the game in the nation and beyond.
Gafaar gave a guarantee that the best of handball at the junior school level will be witnessed on the 3rd of february at Rowe park, Yaba during the Grand finale stressing that the talents discovered will be recruited by the commission for further development and exposure.
The seasoned sport administrator also praised former Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, DR Kayode Opeifa for his continuous sponsorship of the championship alongside with his family adding that the competition will continue annually.
The grand finale which will hold today at the Rowe Park by 2pm is expected to show case former handball players, coaches, the games sponsor, DR Kayode Opeifa, Director General, Lagos Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa among others.