Lagos boxer sure of gold at sports festival

Eko 2012

The sports festival has commenced

A gold medalist at the Rivers 2011 sport festival and a member of Team Lagos at the 2012 National Sports Festival, Olaide Fijabi, is confident that he will leave the 18th National Sports Festival with at least a gold medal.

A regular performer at the monthly Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame, Fijabi said, “I so much believe that with constant training, dedication, support, hardworking and determination, I can become what I want to be in boxing.

“I also believe that that is the only tonic needed to succeed in whatever one is doing. In my own case, I trained constantly, I am dedicated with this boxing and I so much believe that with God on my side, I am very sure that success is the key word for me.”

He said he is very proud to be part of Team Lagos.

“I thank the Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Development, Wahid Oshodi for his support and interest in me. The Governor is also doing a lot to develop grassroots sports in Lagos State,” Fijabi said.

For Eko 2012, the Rivers 2011 gold medalist said, “I have prepared well ahead of the festival and my target is to claim gold medal, nothing but gold. My goal in life is to become national, Africa and Commonwealth champion and I want to use the festival as a stepping-stone to achieve my goal.

He urged his other team mates to go for gold in order to beat their performance at last year’s sports festival which held in Rivers.


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