Vanguard (Lagos)

26 November 2012

Nigeria: Fijabi Targets Gold

Rivers 2011 gold medalist, Olaide Fijabi believes nothing can prevent him from claiming gold medal at the 18th National Sports Festival.

A regular performer at the monthly Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame, Fijabi said: "I so much believe that with constant training, dedication, support, hardworking and determination, I can become what I want to be in boxing.

I also believe that that is the only tonic needed to succeed in whatever one is doing. In my own case, I trained constantly, I am dedicated with this boxing and I so much believe that with God on my side, I am very sure that success is the key word for me."

He added: "I am very proud of being part of Team Lagos and I thank the Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Development, Wahid Oshodi for his support and interest in me.

The Governor is also doing a lot to develop grassroots sports inLagosState."

For Eko 2012, the Rivers 2011 gold medalist said: "I have prepared well ahead of festival and my target is to claim gold medal, nothing but gold.

My goal in life is to become national;Africaand Commonwealth champion and I want to use the festival as a stepping-stone to achieve my goal.

Lagos State Sports Council is to me the number one sports incubator inNigeriaand I intend to make the state proud at this festival that is sure, I am not boasting. Don't expect nothing less than gold from Fijabi," he affirmed.

For his teammates, he said: "I urge other athletes in Team Lagos to go for gold so that we can improve our last standing on the medal table in Rivers."

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