Team Edo Storms Asaba for National Youth Games Zonal Qualifiers

By Anthony Obaseki on August 16, 2019

A strong Edo State contingent made up of 93 athletes, 8 coaches and 7 officials Thursday afternoon arrived Asaba from Benin City as the National Youth Games Zonal Elimination kicks off in the Delta State capital. It holds from August 16-19.

The South-South Zonal elimination, which is the qualifiers for the National Youth Games billed for next month in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, is expected to be keenly contested amongst states like Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers for slots in ball games such as Basketball, Cricket, Football, Handball, Hockey, Rugby and Volleyball.

Departing from Benin City early Thursday morning in high spirits, the athletes had the pleasure of welcoming the state’s Sports Commission Chairman Barrister Godwin Dudu Orumen, who came with a goodwill message from the Deputy Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu. An elated team captain, Happiness Chukwuemaka, assured the Government and the people of Edo State of their readiness to go all out for victory in the seven sporting events.

“We have really prepared hard. The Government provided everything we needed and now it is time to bring back Edo State glory in sport. We shall not disappointment,” the 15-year-old Handball player assured. Barrister Godwin Dudu Orumen who earlier had reminded the Athletes that Edo State is a force to reckon with in Sports in Nigeria and the standard must be maintained.

The 5th National Youth Games holds in Ilorin from September 7 to 17, 2019.

•Photo shows Edo State Sports Commission Chairman, Barrister Godwin Dudu Orumen, addressing Team Edo members before their departure for Asaba on Thursday

Source Daily Sports

Posted August 16, 2019


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