Team FCT yesterday arrived Abuja safely after participating at the 20th edition of National Sports Festival that took place in Benin City Edo state.
Seven buses, two ambulances and six heavily armed escorts led 253 contingents back to their base.
Team FCT ended the biannual competition with their heads up, the athletes showed strength and excelled with a total of 37 medals consisting of six gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze medals to finish 15th on the final medals table.
The FCT Minister, Mallam Mohammed Bello commended all the athletes for their performances and added that team FCT will begin early preparations to finish in a better position at the 21st National Sports Festival in Delta State.
The Acting Director of FCT Sports Department, Luka Istifanus praised the athletes for their performances adding that doling out instant hundred thousand naira cash prize to gold Medalists was a way of encouraging the athletes for better performances.
He added that hands are on deck to make sure that the preparations for next year’s National Sports Festival start this year.