By Terkula Atom
Benue State will parade a 44-man contingent of Athletes and officials in Benin, the Edo State capital for the 2020 National Sports Festival, tagged “Edo 2020.”
The Director of Sports, Benue State Sports Council, Philip Nongo broke this news to The VoiceSports recently before the state contingent left Makurdi for Benin, Edo State capital for the sports meet.
According to the director, Benue will participate in 7 individual sports namely: Chess; Darts, Tennis, Ayo, Athletics, Weightlifting and Power Lifting. He further gave a break down as follows: Darts, Chess and Ayo have four players each; Tennis, Athletics and Weightlifting parades two players each.
The VoiceSports sought to know the level of preparedness which the softspoken director said, “we had no closed camp, the players were trained by their individual coaches. That is what we have done.”
He did not assure the state of anything but says Benue will surely get something form Edo 2020 fiesta.
It will be recalled that the Edo 2020 Sports Festival suffered three postponements before becoming a reality.
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