EDO DEPUTY GOVERNOR FLAGS OFF MASVI  INVITATIONAL CYCLING RACE

EDO DEPUTY GOVERNOR FLAGS OFF MASVI INVITATIONAL CYCLING RACE

Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu will flag off the maiden edition of the MASVI Invitational Cycling Race on Saturday February 29, 2020

Frank Ilaboya , the Chairman of Owan West Local Government Area disclosed this over the weekend in a parley with sports writers in Benin City.  He said the Deputy Governor who is in charge of sports in the State was elated about sports development in Owan West particularly cycling. 


“The Deputy Governor is quite impressed with the sports development in Owan West and has promised to perform the flag off ceremony of the cycling tournament. In fact he has also extended his appreciation to the CEO of MASVI & Sons Nigeria Ltd, Sunday Ajayi, for helping out to train the athletes for the  National Sports Festival holding in Benin from March 21st to April 1, 2020.”

 Over 70 Cyclists drawn from eight states of the federation  are expected to take part in the one day tour of Owan West.” The male cyclists are to ride 100 kilometres while the female will do 80 kilometres.

The routes will take them from Ozalla, Uhonmora, Eme Ora and Avbiosi New Site.

From Avbiosi, the riders will hit Uzebba to Okagboro where they will make a detour to Okpuje and back to Uzebba before riding to Sobe, via Ifon for the final destination.

The Technical Director of the Nigeria Cycling  Fedration (CFN ) Bashiru Mohammed praised the Executive  Chairman of Owan West and MASVI for putting Cycling first in their agenda.


“Kudos to Mr Ilaboya and Mr Ajayi for identifying with CFN at a time sponsors are hard to come by. My humble appeal to other states chairmen  is that they should  emulate  Ilaboya by sponsoring cycling in their various Local Government Areas,” Mohammed  stressed.

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