Ogun SWAN elects new Leaders

Ogun SWAN elects new Leaders

Hassan Abdulsalam 15:17 - 19.07.2023

Ogunsiji was elected on Wednesday Unanimously after Biodun Ogundipo stepped down alongside his other executives.

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ogun State chapter, has elected Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji as the Chairman.

Ogunsiji was elected on Wednesday Unanimously after Biodun Ogundipo stepped down alongside his other executives. 


Reacting after the victory, Ogunsiji praised the departing State Chairman, Akeem Akintunde, for his unflinching support and belief in his ability to assume the reins of power.

He acknowledged the instrumental roles played by past chairmen and undisclosed individuals whose support made his election a reality.

He emphasized the need for unequal integrity, proven dignity, and honor in leadership, pledging to lead the Association with a strong focus on fostering growth and welfare for its members.

He said, "Multi-sports school sports competitions in the primary and secondary schools to be brought back to life to discover more talents in the grassroots.

Ogun SWAN Chairman, Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
Ogun SWAN Chairman, Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji

"Revive the Gateway Tertiary Institutions Games (GATIG) among Higher institutions in Ogun state which has become a glorified inter-house with little or no contribution from the state government.

"The State Football team, Gateway United Football Club that has been languishing in the lower rung of the Nigeria Football League due to lack of attention should be restructured, rebranded and funded for its to get promotion to the elite division of the Nigerian league.

"Attention should be given to playing pitch of the MKO Abiola stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta to attract quality international matches as it was in the past.

"Facilities at the Alake Sports Centre which has produced many champions for the state in the past is in a state comatose. From the boxing gym, to the indoor sports hall, and equipments of the various games, needs rehabilitation. The state athletes are training in tears and blood to win the little laurels that they have been winning.

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"Ogun State Sports Festival to be held every two years so that athletes that will go to the National Sports festival will be discovered, nurtured, camped, and motivated to make the state proud at the Nigeria Olympics.

"To galvanize the above, generate ideas and put them into action that can lead to vibrancy in Ogun Sports, SWAN proposes a Sports Summit to be sponsored fully by the State Government and midwife by Ogun SWAN."

Meanwhile, Michael Adesanya was Treasurer after polling 23 votes while Taiwo Fabajo was elected as the Vice Chairman Taiwo Fabajo with 23 votes Secretary.

Olusegun Folarin defeated Hakeem Adegbenro to emerge as the Secretary.