Edo 2020 National Sports Festival officially opens amidst fanfare,as Ekiti joins other states in March Past

Edo 2020 National Sports Festival officially opens amidst fanfare,as Ekiti joins other states in March Past

It was a beauty to behold at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin, the Edo state capital as the Edo 2020 National Sports festival officially opened.

Selected athletes and officials from each of the 36 states and the FCT danced to the admiration of dignitaries at the opening ceremony.

Though it rained prior to the ceremony,but it took nothing away from the enthusiasm on the faces of athletes and officials.

State by state, athletes and officials dressed in uniform attires either native or sportswears took turn to showcase what their states stood for.

Team Ekiti dressed in beautiful ankara fabric as the selected delegates danced amidst joy all over their faces.

Security officials who allowed only accredited persons into the stadium also compelled participants to abide by social distance protocol inside the stadium arena.

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki led other top government functionaries to the epoch making occasion .

In the meantime, two Ekiti state boxerscon Tuesday defeated their opponents in seperate bouts as Samuel Tosin defeated his opponent from Kebbi state in the 56kg category while Peter Williams also defeated his opponent from Ebonyi state in the 64kg.

Also on Tuesday, Mordecai Ofe won a bronze medal for Ekiti state in Taekwondo heavyweight category.

Actions continue today (Wednesday) in various events.

Qozeem Oladapo
Team Ekiti NSF Media

 

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