Team Kano’s ambition to defend its handball title will be tested today when they face Team Niger in the semi-finals of the male category of the handball event at the 2022 National Sports Festival.
Kano narrowly maintained their spot in the competition yesterday as they pipped Team Sokoto 24-23 in the quarterfinal at open basketball court in Uguwashi Uku stadium.
In the same vein, Team Delta will slug it out with Team Lagos as they bid to secure a finals berth in the male category.
The battle for a spot in the final in the female category, which would be decided today as Team Oyo play Team Plateau while the defending champion Team Delta face Team Imo.
Meanwhile, David Joseph ‘Davido’ won gold in Judo 100+kg for Team Oyo while 12 year-old Olarinoye Florence has won a Bronze for Lagos State in the 64kg Clean & Jerk.
Lovelyn Obiji won a gold medal in Para Powerlifting for team Imo just as Favour Okehie & Uzoma Njoku also won gold medal in the Dart’s 701 Mixed Doubles.
Team Oyo’s Temitope Olasupo has also won gold medal in para-swimming 50 meter Breaststroke in the male category.
By Jide Olusola and Dotun Omisakin in Asaba