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Kwara Athletics Association holds Ileya relays tourney

Kwara State Athletics Association will on the second day after Eid-el Kabir celebration, stage relays competition among athletes selected from Secondary Schools across the 16 Local Governments of the state.

The competition, tagged ‘Kwara Ileya Relays’ will hold at the Main-Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin, beginning from 4.00pm.

Briefing newsmen on the development in Ilorin yesterday, the Chairman of the Kwara State Atletics Association, Alhaji Tunde Abdulkareem said that the one-day competition was conceived to sustain the relays culture, especially in the state.

The two categories of the event, 4×400 metres and 4×100 metres will be used to further equip the athletes, especially ahead of the National Youth Games (NYG) coming up in September this year, at the University of Ilorin.

The competition will feature both male and female athletes.

Alhaji Abdulkareem said that mouth watering prizes have been made available for the first, second and third placed teams in both events.

The Ileya Relays will be coordinated by Coach Biodun Adeyemi.



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