As the National Youth Games South-West Zonal Elimination start at Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, Akanran, Ibadan, Ogun Team and Ondo Team have kicked-off the football event.
The football event which is being played at the Ilaji Stadium is the opening match in Group A that also feature Osun State.
However, the Group B will involve Ekiti against Lagos in the second game of the day while Oyo Team is on standby.
The top team from each group will automatically qualify for the final whereby to determine the winner that will represent the zone at the games proper billed for University of Ilorin, Kwara State next month.
In another game, Lagos handball team has a battle to fight against Team Ondo in the first game of the day in the boys category, while Ogun and Lagos will lock horns in the girls cadre.
Also, Oyo boys will face Osun in the third match of the day just as Oyo girls and Ekiti will trade tackle in the fourth match of the day.
Newsnigeriaonline.com.ng can report that four states are taking part in the handball girls event, and the game will be decided on round robin whereby team with the highest number of points will automatically qualify for the games in Ilorin
Also, in the boys cadre, Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo registered for the handball event, and the category will be played on same round robin matches as well.
In another development, matches are ongoing in other games such as volleyball, hockey, basketball, and many others at various venues as at time of reporting.