Two Nigerian Olympians, Victor Ikpeba, and Falilat Ogunkoya, will flag off the second edition of the Sahara Group intra-group sports competition tagged "The Saharalympics".
Ikpeba, a member of the Nigerian team that won gold in the men’s football event at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics will be joined by Ogunkoya, who also won bronze in the 400m and silver at the 4x400m at the same games, for the event billed to kick off on Saturday at the Campos Square Mini Stadium, Lagos.
The Head, Corporate Communications, Sahara Group, Bethel Obioma noted that this edition of the Saharalympics is a milestone for Sahara Group who officially clocked 20 years on August 23, 2016.
"The Saharalympics has become a platform for enhancing team bonding and deepening the spirit of enterprise across the Sahara Group globally,” Obioma said.
"The event has become our symbol of enterprise, competitiveness and unity. It also reinforces Sahara’s commitment to encouraging “work-life” balance and empowering staff to express their gifts outside their regular job functions.
"And I am confident that after the Games on October 1 Nigeria will have a new crop of stars in various sporting events," adds Obioma.
Events to be decided on Saturday include, football, track and field events, basketball, volleyball, tug of war, egg race, sack race, chess, scrabble and others.