Following the conclusion of the Edo 2020 National sports Festival on Wednesday and the impressive performances of some athletes, focus now shifts to the Tokyo Olympics with home- based Team Nigeria expected to camp in Lagos, and Porth Harcourt to commence earnest build-up.
According to the Minister of Youth and sports Development, Sunday Dare ” With the successful completion of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, all our attention now shift to the Tokyo Olympics.
The minister believes that the successes recorded in EDO would propel Nigeria to achieving greater success in Tokyo. He also said the ministry is closely monitoring the performances of the foreign based athletes.
The Minister commended the feats of Ifia-ezibe Gagbe who won 15 medals in Swimming, 10 year old Stephanie Onu-siri-uka who won 3 medals in gymnastics as well as Grace Nwokocha who won the 100m and 200m female events which ensured her qualification for the Olympics.