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Ahead of the official opening ceremony of the 4th edition of the Adron Games Festival of Fitness, for the first time in the history of the Games, there will be a ceremonial lighting and movement of the Games’ torch from September 25 to 26, 2019.

According to the initiator of the Games and Group Managing Director of Adron Homes and Properties, Oba Adetola Emmanuel, the Games’ torch will be lighted at the premises of the University of Ibadan, which is also the designated venue for this year’s Games, on September 25 in a grand ceremony.

The Games’ torch will move round all Adron Homes and Properties offices in Nigeria, across all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.

Adetola Emmanuel stressed that, the aim of the Games’ torch moving across Adron’s offices in Nigeria is to sensitize the company’s staff and Nigerians as a whole.

“The sensitization of the staff will be rounded off on September 26 ahead of the official opening ceremony of the 2019 Games which has been fixed for October 25, 2019.”


For the Adron Games Festival of Fitness 2019 organised by Match International Limited, aside from the regular scheduled competitions for the company’s staff aimed at achieving optimal fitness for all the workers, there would also be GMD Challenge amongst higher institutions in Oyo state. This would see the higher institutions compete for honours in the football and athletics events.

To give the Adron Games 2019 an international flavour, the organisers of the Games, The Match International, spoke on the appointments of Ambassadors for the Games.

In the words of the Managing Director of The Match International, Engineer Waidi Akanni, the Ambassadors for the Adron Games 2019 are great Nigerian Olympians, ex-internationals soccer stars and Nollywood stars from the entertainment industry.

They are: Olympian Mary Onyalli, former Super Eagles stars Peter Rufai and Victor Ikpeba, Nigeria’s boxing legend Bash Ali and Nollywood stars, Kate Henshaw and Saheed Balogun.

The Adron Games Festival of Fitness 2019, will end on October 26.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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