Activities marking the commencement of the southwest games which has been tagged SOWEGA OGUN 2021 Kick-started today at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto Abeokuta
The event which featured prominent personalities, stakeholders & members of various security outfits including the commissioner for youth & sports development in Ogun State was considered as another significant step towards development of sports at the grassroots
The southwest games Ogun 2021 has flagged off at the main bowl of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto Abeokuta

The event which is featuring tertiary institutions & security outfits from the southwest states in Nigeria competing in 12 different games came to life amidst fun and fanfare
The ceremony which started with a parade of all participants from both tertiary institutions in the southwest and security outfits
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This was followed up with the opening speech by the chairman of the organizing committee of Sowega, Dr Babatunde Olokun followed by a speech by the commissioner for youths & sports in ogun state Dr Oluwadare Kehinde who in his words appreciated the contributions of the ogun state government in creating an enabling & conducive environment which gives the state the opportunity to host games like this
The opening match between Trace & Nigeria immigration marked the start of the the games which ended 4nil in favor of trace
The focus of the games is to position sports as a special purpose vehicle for achieving zonal development agenda & deepen the integration of people’s of the zone as well as provide constant avenue for inculcating intrinsic values of sportsmanship in youths.
The 10-day event is scheduled to hold between Saturday sept 28 to Thurs Oct 7 2021