Coach Alarape Ibrahim Atanda has been appointed as the 16th Director of Sports, Kwara State Sports Council. He replaces the out-going Director of Sports, Mallam Tunde Kazeem, who is officially bowing out of service tomorrow.
Coach Alarape, according to the appointment, will serve in acting capacity.
Until his appointment, Alarape was the Head of Coaching, Training and Research at the Kwara State Sports Council.
He was former Head of School Sports and Local Government Affairs, and was appointed as Acting Head of Coaching, Training and Research in 2017, and was substantiated late last year. For the past three years, he has been acting as the Director of Sports whenever the out-going Director is out of town.
The Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Mrs. Joana Nnazua Kolo presented letter of appointment to Coach Alarape in her office this afternoon.
Coach Alarape, a former athlete, represented the state in various squash tournaments as a player, before graduating to become a coach in the sport.
He was Head of the state’s squash team for many years, winning laurels in both national and international competitions.