National Youth Games: Okowa hails victorious Team Delta, restates commitment to sports development

Posted by News Express | 17 September 2018 | 1,786 times

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Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday congratulated the victorious Team Delta for winning the 4th National Youth Games in Ilorin.

Governor Okowa who praised the doggedness and determination of the Team said he wasn't surprised the team came out tops because Delta State is a pacesetter in sports development.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa congratulated the team members, their handlers and the management of the Delta State Sports Commission on the record fourth consecutive victory at the National Youth Games.

The statement notes that the successes recorded by the victorious Team Delta stems from the huge investments in sports by the state government.

From the revived Headmasters’ and Principals’ Cup as well as the huge investments in sports infrastructure like the Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium and the world class Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba which hosted the just concluded African Senior Athletics Championships tagged Asaba 2018 Delta is poised to continuously blaze the trail.

He commended the Federal Ministry of Sports for organising such events that provides an avenue to bring the young people together and to improve their physical and mental development.

The Governor assured the youths that the state Government will do more to improve their welfare and charged Team Delta to continue to make the state proud.

Delta State finished with a total of 67 medals, made up of 27 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze, to win the 2018 Games. Lagos, which did not participate in the second and third editions emerged second after securing a total of 60 medals — 23 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze. Team Bayelsa and Ogun were joint third, winning 34 medals — 11 gold, 7 silver and 16 bronze each.


Source: News Express

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