Delta 2022: Team Nasarawa Remains Optimistic Of Medals Haul
By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary of the Nasarawa State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Isah Mohammed Eyah, said he is optimistic that Team Nasarawa athletes at the National Sports Festival in Asaba will make the State proud at the multi-sport fiesta.
Team Nasarawa will be represented by 227 members, with 181 Athletes, 33 Coaches, 8 Referees, 27 Sports Secretaries, 20 accompanying officials, two Medical Personnel and 6 Security Personnel. The athletes will participate in 27 sporting events, including Athletics, Basketball (Male and Female), Karate, Kung-Fu and Taekwondo.
Other events will be Hockey, Weightlifting, Judo, Darts, Chess, Boxing, Wrestling, Tennis, Table Tennis, Golf, Ayo, Kokowa, Dambe, Volleyball (Male and Female), Scrabble, Para-Athletics, Cycling, Para-Table Tennis, and Para-Weightlifting.
The leader of the delegation, Eyah, noted that Governor Abdullahi Sule made timely, necessary and adequate provisions for the State’s contingent members to excel at the Event. Eyah further stated that Team Nasarawa are geared towards surpassing their previous medals’ records at the highest national sport meet.
Nasarawa State is presenting the highest number of contingent ever at the Competition. At the 2021 edition of the National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State, Team Nasarawa won a total of Twenty-two (22) medals, comprising five Gold, four Silver and thirteen Bronze medals, respectively.
Hosts, Delta State, won the last edition in Benin City, Edo State.
The Opening Ceremony for the 21st biennial National Sports Festival will hold on Wednesday, 30th November, 2022, at the prestigious Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, amidst thousands of athletes, coaches and other accompanying officials from across Nigeria and about four selected West African countries.
The closing ceremony is billed for Saturday, 10th December, 2022, at same venue.