The third edition of the Lagos Inter-clubs Para Soccer Championship kicked off at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba, wednesday and it expected to end on Saturday.
The tournament which is being facilitated by the Lagos State Sports Commission and corporate organisations is organised by the Lagos State Para Soccer Association as part of an all-inclusive policy thrust of the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in sports.
It also creates an avenue for the physically challenged soccer players in Lagos to get the much needed competitive practice, and showcase their soccer skills to the general public.
According to the Chairperson of the association, Miss Nkechi Obi, the tournament will feature 12 clubs which are, Total Consult Club, Premium Sports Blazers, Ojokoro Club, NAS Club, Lead United Club, Jufema Club, A.Y Club, Double Star Club, I Mekusah Club, Islanders Club, Osun Club and SOAS Club.
The championship is aimed at selecting formidable players to represent the state in future championships, while the Lagos State Para Soccer Association will use the championship to appraise its developmental strides and impact on the sports commission’s policy as well as its preparation for the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) holding in Cross River State in November.
The association will also use the competition to select the team to represent Lagos State at the National Anti-Polio Para Soccer Tournament holding in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in October this year, as part of the World Anti-Polio Day celebrations.
It is expected that the championship would also help the association to evaluate the performances of its coaches.