Delta State, the winner of the 2020 National Sports Festival, will host the next edition of the festival in 2022.

Delta State emerged double winners at the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival last night, winning the games with 158 gold, 116 silver and 110 bronze medals. The Big Heart state was also handed the flag as the next host of the NSF in 2022

This is according to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare,

who announced this on Wednesday while declaring the 20th edition of the festival tagged Edo 2020 closed in Benin City.

“Following the evaluation of the bids and the physical visitation to the prospective States,

I hereby announce Delta State as the next host of the National Sports Festival in 2022,” he said.

“Congratulations to Delta State for emerging the overall winner of the Games of the 2020 National sports Festival.

“I’m glad to note that the Federal Government received bids to host the 21st edition of the National Sports Festival in 2022 from 6 states namely: Delta, Ebonyi, Imo, Kaduna, Kano and Ogun.

“I congratulate the government and people of the State for emerging the preferred State and wish them best of luck in the organisation of the 21st National Sports Festival.”

By Victoria E.I

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