Meet Eight-Year-Old Golf Prodigy Funmilayo Oyero, The Youngest Athlete at the National Youth Games in Asaba

by Joseph Omoniyi
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Eight-year-old Funmilayo Oyero has emerged as a standout athlete in the ongoing National Youth Games, representing Lagos state. This young golf prodigy has captured the attention of spectators and officials alike at the prestigious sporting event hosted in Asaba, Delta state.

Funmilayo Oyero stands as the youngest athlete from Lagos, showcasing exceptional prowess in golf. According to reports, her journey in the world of sports began at the tender age of one, displaying an early affinity for the game. Currently a basic 4 pupil at Victory Children School, Sango Ota, Funmilayo’s dedication to golf has culminated in her participation at the National Youth Games, making her a trailblazer in the realm of youth sports.

The seventh edition of the National Youth Games, which commenced with a vibrant opening ceremony, is a testament to the nation’s commitment to nurturing young talent and promoting sports at the grassroots level. Notably, the event began on September 23 in Asaba, featuring various young athletes from different states across Nigeria.

Acknowledging Funmilayo Oyero’s exceptional talents and dedication, the Lagos State government, through its official social media platform, praised her accomplishments and expressed gratitude to her parents for encouraging and supporting their daughter’s passion for golf and her representation of Lagos state.

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