Ekiti State athletics contingents have scooped four nominations in the
5th edition of the Athletic Heat Awards.
The General Manager, Ekiti State Sports Council, Mr Kunle Adeyemi who
made this known in Ado Ekiti described the award platform as one that
recognizes, celebrates and rewards Nigerian athletes and para-athletes
who have excelled in the past year.
Mr Adeyemi stated that he could not hide his delight as two athletes
and their coach were nominated in various categories of the awards
The GM noted that Fakorede Adekalu was nominated in the Junior Male
Athlete of the Year and Next Rated Athlete of the Year categories
while Aladeloye Adetutu was nominated in the Under-18 Female Athlete
of the Year category.
Mr Adeyemi also mentioned that producing two of the athletes among the
nominees, it was only natural that the State Athletics coach, Coach
Isiaka Oluyemi would be nominated in the Coach of the Year category.
“I am happy with the nominations and it is a sign of the hard work
that has been put into making sure that the athletes perform well at
“two of our athletes were nominated this time around, we are sure that
with more effort and better performances by our athletes and coaches,
we will have more nominees from Ekiti next time”, he said.
Adeyemi appreciated Governor Biodun Oyebanji for the efforts aimed at
the continued development of Sports in Ekiti.
He also used the opportunity to appeal to well-to-do individuals and
corporate organizations to support the efforts of the State government
at developing Sports, stressing the importance of using Sporting
activities to curb youth restiveness and making a career out of Sports
among other benefit accruable from the sector.
The public can vote to determine the winners of the Athletics Heat
Awards by using this link:
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