School Sports

Christopher Omughele, Chairman, Delta chapter of Nigeria School Sport Federation (NSSF), says the state is poised to win medals at the ongoing 5th National School Sports Festival. The festival, which started on January 24, will end on February 2 in Port Harcourt.

Omughele said in Port Harcourt on Tuesday that the state was determined to repeat the feat it achieved at the last 18th National Sports Festival (NSF) held in Lagos last year.

Delta emerged the overall winners of the festival held from Nov. 27 to Dec. 9 in Lagos.

According to him, the state was prepared to ensure a medal sweep, just as it did at Eko 2012 Games. ?We have come to win and to take the first position; we have done it before in the adult sports; now in the school sports, we want to convince Nigerians that Delta has the capability and the potential to perform either in school sports or in adult sports.

“We came with athletes in all events; so, we are ready to grab all the gold medals because we prepared, the governor of Delta State make sure that everything that is needed was provided.

Sports, actually has impetus to learning; sports has a lot of advantage to learning; so, we are combining them in Delta State.

“And we are ?following suit? to make sure that sports and academics go hand in hand together to perform in an excellent position.??

Omughele commended the organisers of the festival, urging Nigerians to encourage and inculcate in the athletes, the spirit of sportsmanship in their children. He urged that unity and love which Nigeria benefitted from sports could not be over-emphasised.

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