Team-Ogun Shooters top the list of 20 invitees by the Nigeria Shooting Federation (NIS) into the national team’s camp ahead of the forthcoming 2018 Africa Youth Championship slated for Algeria holding between July 16 and 23.
12 shooters from the state were invited based on the outstanding performance recorded at the recently concluded 2nd Late Major Jo Ojo Shooting Championship in Lagos, where Team-Ogun emerged winners with 11 gold, 10 silver and 8 bronze medals, ahead of Kano State who garnered 5 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze medals and host Lagos State with 5 gold,3 silver and 3 bronze medals among other states which included Osun, Jigawa, Kogi, Zamfara as well as Oyo state and Nigeria Prison Service.
The Ogun State Shooting Association’s coach, Idris Oguntayo was also voted as the best coach of the national tournament, following the feat recorded by the state team during the six-day championship held between April 8th and 14th.
The invited shooters include Odesanya Kayode, Oduntan Olaoluwa, Mustapha Timilehin, Taiwo Oguns, Odufuye Samuel and Gigha Towei
and six female shooters, Toriola Temitope, Bakare Abosede, Anifowoshe Tutu, Akinrole Ikimot, Ambali Latifat and Kosebinu Folake.
Spokesman of the association, Abdulfatai Sobande who made these known in a statement, says the invited shooters are expected to report to the national team’s camp on May 10 in Kaduna, preparatory for the continental championship in Algeria.
Meanwhile Team-Ogun are getting set for another major national tournament” Senator Felix Ogbah Shooting Competition billed for Asaba, the Delta State capital between May 18 and 26.
18 shooters comprising of three senior male and female, three junior male and female as well as three male and female para-shooters are expected to be part of the trip to city of Asaba in the Niger-Delta region.
Ogun State is hoping to justify its high rating as one of the Nigeria’s best, by repeat the same feat at the tournament in Delta state.