By Kehinde Adejumo
The commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Saka Yusuf Ogunleye paid a surprise visit to the athletes representing the Ondo state in the 3rd edition of Under 17 Game going on in Ilorin the Capital city of Kwara State yesterday.
Ogunleye who was elated on hearing that some athletes qualified 100 meters semi final, charged them to go for more gold medals
He therefore promised to cancel every other engagements to watch the semi final and final of the 100meters slated for tomorrow.
He charged the athletes who are yet to take their events to honor the state by going for gold medals.
“l learned that Ondo contingent went to Abuja some years ago but did not win any gold medal, just three days to this game, the state is already having 4golds, 3silvers and 2bronzes, l am optimistic that by tomorrow the numbers of our gold’s must have increased” .
However, the Commissioner was not happy with the state contingent for their failure to participate in the match -past of the Opening Ceremony of the game.
According him ,the action did not create good impression about the state “any time you are out of the state for any competition , do everything within your power to protect the image and the integrity of the state”.
The commissioner promised that he will still come back on Saturday to join the contingent to receive the gold medals they had won.