*to feature lecture, friendly football match
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
All is now set for the two-in-one events to mark the 2020 Oyo State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN) Day this Friday .
According to a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Thursday by the Comrade Niyi Alebiosu-led Oyo SWAN Executive, they will this Friday mark their Day.
According to the statement by the association, the 2020 Oyo SWAN Day will feature a lecture entitled “Tourism and Sports: The Needed Synergy” i to be delivered by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Absolute Success Travels (Ufitfly ), Evangelist Ajibola Ogunkeyede.
Also, the one day event is to witness a football match between the Oyo SWAN team and the Ogun State SWAN team .
The statement stressed that while the lecture will hold at the Dapo Aderogba Hall at the NUJ Press Centre Iyaganku, Ibadan, the friendly match is to come up at the Obafemi Awolowo stadium.
Among dignitaries expected to grace Oyo SWAN Day, 2020 are the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Asiwaju Seun Fakorede, the Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Cultures and Tourism Honourable Akeem Ige, Chairman of the Oyo State Sports Council Honourable Gbenga Adewusi Arole and the CEO Kayrom Lee Gym and Fitness Centre Ambassador Romoke Ayinde.
Also expected at the 2020 Oyo SWAN Day are the royal father of the Day, Oba Olatunde Oginni while the Chief Host will be the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists Oyo State Chapter Comrade Ademola Babalola.The statement stressed the display of soccer artistry by the Pacesetter SWAN and their Gateway counterparts will be watched by sports journalists and dignitaries including a Royal Father also doubles as the State Chairman of Oyo State Football Association Oba James Odeniran and the Chairman State Athletics Association Dr Isaac Friday Ogada with a former Chairman of Oyo SWAN Mr Femi Okenla also in attendance.
Also expected at the colourful football match are the General Manager of the Oyo State Sports Council, Mr Gboyega Makinde, ex internationals and other ‘Who is Who’ is Sports Fraternity.