The year’s Lagos SWAN Week/SWAN Cup begins on Sunday, 26 July, with the Opening Ceremony which promises to be very interesting, as Nigerian Ex-internationals battle a Lagos SWAN Legends’ team at the Legacy Pitch Of The National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
Eyeonthenews.com gathered that Sunday’s event, dubbed ‘Battle Of The Legends’ kicks off from 2:00pm under the Chairmanship of former Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, boss Dan Ngerem. Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC DG, Tunde Popoola will serve as Centre Referee while Ms Tayo Popoola is Match Commissioner at the event.
Meanwhile, the Lagos SWAN Week Sports committee has announced the fixtures and group pairings for the 2015 Lagos SWAN Cup, powered by Winners Golden Bet.
The Committee, in a Press Release said it will adopt the global Five a-Side format for such competitions, to improve on previous competitions and also for ease of logistics.
Day One of the Lagos SWAN Cup will see all the group games in Groups A and C played on Monday, 27 July. At end of the day, the top two teams from both groups would qualify for the quarter-final stage of the competition.
Day Two of the Lagos SWAN Cup, which comes up on Tuesday, 28 July, will involve teams in Groups B and D, and the top two teams will emerge as quarter-finalists.
According to the committee, Day Three will be observed as rest day for the teams, and to allow all members take part in the Annual Lagos SWAN lecture.
Chairman of the Committee, Oshundun revealed that Wednesday’s event promises to be extremely informative and beneficial to Lagos SWAN Members and the Nigerian Sporting family as a whole.
He hinted that DG of the National Sports Commission, Alhassan Yakmut will deliver a Paper on “Funding Sports In Nigeria”, while The NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick will speak on “Globalizing Nigerian Sports: A Challenge For The Nigerian Media”.
Lagos SWAN member, Colin Udoh will also deliver a brief presentation on the Proper Use of “Social Media”, and this will serve as a teaser to the upcoming workshop on Social Media being planned for later this year by the Lagos SWAN Exco.
Rounding off the Seminar will be a brief talk on “Healthy Living” and a medical team will be on ground from 10:00am for a medical outreach.
Thursday, 30 July, is Day Four of the Lagos SWAN Cup, and all quarter-final and semi-final games will be played same day.
It was gathered that Day Five events will start from 2:00pm with the Tug Of War competition, and it is open to all media houses, as members of the Tug of War Federation will be on ground to officiate the event.
“This will be followed by the third place play-offs, which will precede the final match and presentation of trophies, medals, individual awards and cash prizes to the winners”, the committee said.
A total of thirty six games will be played at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium and All Days One, Two And Four Matches Are expected to kick off at 11:00am.
Below Are The Full Fixtures:
DAY 1 27/07/2015
1, CITY FM VS RADIO NIGERIA
2, VON VS SUPERSPORT
3, NTA VS NATION/SPORTINGLIFE
4, CHANNELSTV VS SKYSPORTS NIGERIA
5, RADIO NIGERIA VS VON
6, SUPERSPORT VS CITY FM
7, NATION/SPORTINGLIFE VS CHANNELSTV
8, SKYSPORTS NIGERIA VS NTA
9, VON VS CITY FM
10, RADIO NIGERIA
11, CHANNELSTV VS NTA
12, NATION/SPORTING LIFE VS SKYSPORTS NIGERIA
DAY 2 28/07/2015
13, TVC VS STV
14, SPORTS VISION VS INSPIRATION FM
15, SPORTSDAY VS NAN
16, COMPLETESPORTS VS TOP RADIO
17, COOL FM VS TVC
18, STV VS SPORTS VISION
19, NAN VS COMPLETESPORTS
20, TVC VS SPORTS VISON
21, TOP RADIO VS SPORTSDAY
22, INSPIRATION FM VS COOL FM
23, STV VS INSPIRATION FM
24, COOL FM VS STV
25, SPORTSDAY VS COMPLETESPORTS
26, NAN VS TOP RADIO
27, TVC VS INSPIARTION FM
28, COOL FM VS SPORTS VISION
DAY 3 29/07/2015
MATCH FREE DAY/ LAGOS SWAN SEMINAR AND MEDICAL OUTREACH
DAY 4 30/07/2015
QUARTER-FINALS AND SEMI-FINALS
29, WINNER GROUP A VS RUNNER UP GROUP C
30, WINNER GROUP C VS RUNNER UP A
31, WINNER GROUP B VS RUNNER UP D
32, WINNER GROUP D VS RUNNER GROUP B
33, WINNER GAME 29 VS WINNER GAME 31
34, WINNER GAME 30 VS WINNER 32
DAY 5 31/07/2015
3:00 PM – 3:45 TUG OF WAR TOURNAMENT
4:00PM LOSERS FINAL
35, LOSER GAME GAME 33 VS LOSER GAME 34
5:00PM FINAL MATCH
36, WINNER GAME 33 VS WINNER GAME 34
PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES, MEDALS AND PLAQUES
RECEPTION AT SWAN SECRETARIAT.