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Kwara school sports produce two talented amputees

The 2023 Kwara State Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships have started yielding the desired results, with the discovery of two talented amputee athletes in the Lafiagi Centre in the Edu Local Government Area of the state.
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The 2023 Kwara State Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships have started yielding the desired results, with the discovery of two talented amputee athletes in the Lafiagi Centre in the Edu Local Government Area of the state.

The two discoveries Omar Saidu, an SS1 student at Lafiagi Secondary School, and Mohammed Alhaji Issa of UBE Centre School Lafiagi, are primed to represent the state in the National Youth Games and the Sports Festival.

The former performed exceptionally well on the tracks, winning the 200m and placing fourth in the 800m events, while the latter excelled in the javelin event.

Lafiagi Centre was grouped in the Kwara North Zone of the State Schools Sports, which concluded on Friday.

The event was characterised with thrills and pulsating moments, giving the pocket spectators at the centre something to cheer about.

The executive chairman of the Kwara Sports Commission (KWSC), Coach Bola Mogaji, said that the aim of the event, which is to take sports to the grassroots in the state, has been fulfilled with the discovery of new talents.

“The mission of the Kwara State Sports Commission of taking sports, particularly athletics, to the grassroots to discover hidden talents is yielding positive results,” Mogaji said.

On the discovery of the two amputees, Mogaji said, “These two athletes really showed tremendous ability as potential feature champions for the state and the country”.

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