Courtesy visit: Gateway United FC and Ogun SWAN Strengthen Bonds - oguncitynews


Wednesday 26 July 2023

Courtesy visit: Gateway United FC and Ogun SWAN Strengthen Bonds


By Yusuf Olatunji 

The newly elected executives of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ogun State chapter, led by Michael Azeez Ogunsiji, paid a courtesy visit to the management of Gateway United FC at the club secretariat, MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto Abeokuta.

During the visit, the Chairman of Ogun SWAN, Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji, expressed the purpose of their visit, which was to acquaint the club with the new development and to encourage them not to relent in their pursuit of excellence.

In response, the acting General Manager of Gateway Club, Niyi Soleye, warmly received the Ogun SWAN executives and assured them of a more robust partnership aimed at repositioning sports writing in the state.

Additionally, Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji, the Ogun SWAN chairman, emphasized the importance of promoting sports journalism and fostering a strong collaboration between sports writers and the sports clubs.

He highlighted the pivotal role that media coverage plays in raising awareness about the accomplishments, challenges, and potential of athletes and teams, both locally and nationally.

The acting General Manager of Gateway United FC, Niyi Soleye reciprocated the enthusiasm expressed by the SWAN executives and commended the association's dedication to promoting sports journalism, pledging the club's full support in providing access to information, interviews with players and coaching staff, and other resources to aid their reporting.

As a gesture of goodwill and solidarity, the management of Gateway United FC presented home and away replica jerseys to the Ogun SWAN chairman.

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