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Bet9ja Lagos SWAN cup commences Today

The ceremony of the weeklong 2021 Bet9ja Lagos SWAN Cup celebration will take centre stage today 3rd of December at the Legacy pitch inside the National Stadium Complex, Lagos.

As part of activities marking the ceremony heralding the weeklong event, veterans in the sports writing business will lace up for a novelty football match while the Lagos SWAN women will file out against women referees known as Law 5 Queens.

This year’s event is proudly sponsored by Bet9ja with Lagos State Sports Commission, Owu, Nestle Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries, Intercontinental Distillery, Redbull, La Liga, Guarantee Trust Holding Company and Multichoice as partners.

The opening ceremony which will commence by 4pm will be graced by distinguished members of the society and friends of the association with the Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Gafaar Shakiru Oluwatoyin performing the ceremonial kick off.

Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun said the unique event is a celebration of friendship, healthy lifestyle and camaraderie as people are gradually getting their lives back after the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We will be coming together once again as a unit to demonstrate how much we value and appreciate the vision of our founding fathers on whose shoulders we stand today. These great men and women of vision not only founded the SWAN Cup, but also conceived it as a platform to promote brotherhood, love and togetherness amongst Lagos State sports journalists”.

“In line with our tradition through the brilliant efforts of the organizing committee of this year’s edition, we have lined up wonderful programmes and activities such as table tennis, scrabble and football which is our flagship event for the next seven days”.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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