Team Ogun Rules S/West Zonal Karate Championship


Team Ogun Karate athletes showcased the stuff they were trained for to emerge overall best at the just concluded South-West Zonal Karate Championship in Abeokuta.

The championship meant for Cadet and Junior categories was held at Alake Sports Centre, Abeokuta, whereby states from the zone and other various karate clubs participated at the event.

The grassroot championship organised by the Ogun State Karate Association was bankrolled by Surveyor Olutomi Sangowawa as part of his efforts to tap from the abundant of talents across the zone while they exhibited what the future holds for them in the game.

At the end of the three days encounter, Team Ogun led by Coach Saka Abiodun won seven gold, seven silver and eleven bronze, totalling 25 medals to outwit other participating states and clubs too.

Closely followed Team Ogun was the Impact Dojo Karate Club with six gold, five silver and three bronze, while Dojo Craft Karate Club won one gold, two silver and two bronze medals to place third best.

Also on the medal charts was Team Oyo with one gold and one silver, to place fourth; Team Ondo placed fifth with one gold and one bronze medal just as Team Osun with two bronze medals settled for sixth position. Gateway karate club did not win a single medal.

Meanwhile, the likes of Sheriff Ojurayo, Alameen Saka, Abigail Salako, Sodipo Fatia, Kantar Saka, Ajayi Daniel, and Okorie Victoria written Ogun in gold. The silver medalists were Joy Sunday, Ojurayo Sheriff, Sodipo Fatia, Ogooluwa Akinyemi, Okokenu Kofoworola, Abdulmuqeet Saka and Timothy Tolulope.

The bronze medalists included Salako Abigail, Eniola Opeyemi, Joy Sunday, Badmos Abdulazeez, Timothy Oluwaseun, and Akinyemi Jesutofunmi. Others were Badmos Abdulraheen, Banjo Eniola, Oladehinde Dapo, and Kojusola Moyosore with two bronze.