It was a glamorous opening yesterday for the 25th edition of the Quadrangular Games hosted by the Lagos Country Club Ikeja as Nigeria’s first Olympic Gold medalist Chioma Ajunwa and IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan football legend Idowu Otubusin graced the occasion as torch bearers.
Also among celebrity torch bearers for the Games were Nollywood actress Tina Mba and veteran broadcaster Bisi Olatilo. The colourful ceremony heralded seven days of competitive sports among four clubs namely; Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Apapa Club with Lagos Country Club Ikeja as host.
The Chairman Organising Committee of the 25th Quadrangular Games and Vice President of the Lagos Club, Mr. Semiu Oganla said the theme of the Games is Sports and Family Life Redefined and will enhance friendship and sportsmanship among members of the various social clubs.
“The theme of the Games emphasis the combining of family life with sports and encourage social interactions between members of the different clubs,” Oganla said.
The President of Lagos Country Club Ikeja (LCCI), Chief Kayode Moradeyo praised the organising committee for providing a fair and conducive environment for competition among the clubs who are bonded by oneness and friendship.
“As participants we are all friends. I’m delighted with the good organisation. But the fact remains that Lagos Country Club is hosting to win,” the LCCI President said.
The silver jubilee edition of the Games which will see the four Lagos-based clubs competing in more than 10 sporting events will end on Saturday.