EL Marino Beats MM FC 1-0, Encourages Adults to be more active in Sports
El Marino Sports Club of Lagos on Sunday defeated Matured Minds
Football Club (MM FC) also of Lagos by a lone goal. The penalty goal was scored in the
second half by Adetokunbo Modupe after an El Marino player was savagely brought
down in the 18-yard box of MM FC.
technical display by the El Marino team which dominated the match throughout
the 90 minutes game.
Otunba Seyi Adefarati, appealed to Nigerian adults to heed the World Health
Organisation (WHO) call ‘to get up and get active.’
expressed concerns that ‘less people are active in many countries, with nearly
a quarter of all adults and more than 80 percent of adolescents being too sedentary.’
El Marino will continue to encourage adults to participate in sports and other
physical activities,’ Otunba Adefarati said.
muscular and cardio-respiratory fitness, as well as their bone and functional
health. They have lower rates of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure,
stroke, diabetes, cancer (including colon and breast cancer), and depression.’
active have a lower risk of falling, are without hip or vertebral fractures and
are more likely to maintain their weight.
health benefits. Adults aged 18 to 64 should do at least 150 minutes of
moderately intense physical activity each week or at least 75 minutes of
vigorous activity throughout the week or an equivalent combination of moderate
and vigorous activity,’ Otunba Adefarati affirmed.