Council of Sports Recommends December 3rd- 18th for National Sports Festival

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The Technical session of National Council on sports has recommended December 3rd 2020 to Friday December 18th for the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival.

According to the communique issued at the end of the Council meeting, it was agreed that the games would open on Thursday December 3rd, opening ceremony set for December 5th , closing ceremony takes place on Thursday December 17th.

Sunday Dare
Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare

The competition proper will be in two phases from December 12th- 16th.

A part of the communique reads ” The Virtual meeting held earlier this year unanimously agreed to host the Festival this year.

OOgbemudia Stadium Benin
Refurbished Ogbemudia Stadium Benin

The Committee of Experts set up during the Virtual meeting made specific recommendations regarding the successful organization of the 20th National Sports Festival.

It has become imperative to tinker with the modus operandi of the Festival”.

Further more the recommendations are however subject to the buy-in of the PTF and final approval by the President and Commander in – Chief, President Mohammadu Buhari.

The festival was postponed few days to the kick off due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in March.

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