Abuja to host first U-17 traditional sports tournament

Abuja, Nigeria’s capital is set to host the Under-17 traditional sports tournament from June 25 to July 1.

Secretary-General of the Traditional Sports Federation, Etim Udokang, said the tournament would feature Ayo and Kokawa events.

He said the tournament, which would be its maiden edition, would have each state sending five athletes.

“We want states to use the tournament as a national trial for the National Youth Games (NYG), slated for Ilorin in September.

“The event is also geared at reawakening the interest of young athletes in the sport,’’ Udokang said.

Ayo and Kokowa events are expected to feature for the first time in the NYG at its 2017 edition in Ilorin.

 

 

 

Aisha JM