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Delta 2022: Edo prepared to fight for every medal – Alli

The Executive Chairman of Edo State Sports Commission, Yussuf Amuda Alli ha reiterated the state’s desire to win all available medals ahead of the forthcoming…

The Executive Chairman of Edo State Sports Commission, Yussuf Amuda Alli ha reiterated the state’s desire to win all available medals ahead of the forthcoming 2022 National Sports Festival in Delta State.

In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas Alli’s Media Advisor, the Executive Chairman with the backing of the Edo State Government, has ensured that the state is not just ‘The Heartbeat of the Nation’ but also Nigeria’s new sports destination.

He further said the only way to reward the Edo State Government for it unalloyed to the State Sports Commission is to return from Delta State with a basket full of medals in December.

“His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki and his amiable deputy His Excellency Philip Shaibu do just not see sports as an end in itself but as a means to an end, and this includes but not limited to youth empowerment and engagement, boosting tourism and business in Edo State, encouraging a marriage between education and sports so that our children will shun anti-social behaviours and embrace education and other positives”.

Alli said that apart from building state-of-the-art facilities that other states are emulating and purchasing world-class equipment, “associations and federations now bring their events to Edo State.

Alli also revealed that the state government has invested heavily in the team that will represent Edo State at the NSF, “the only way we can reward the government and the good people of Edo State for all they have done for Sports is to fight for every medal at the festival and win it.

“Our athletes, coaches and other class of officials are highly motivated and they are ready to do the state proud at the NSF’’ concluded Alli.