The third version of the Edo State Sports activities Competition has come to an finish with Ikpoba-Okha Native Authorities Space successful 240 medals, topping the desk to emerge first forward of 17 different native authorities areas in numerous aggressive video games on the competition.
Ikpoba-Okha Native Authorities gained 100 gold, 82 silver and 58 bronze medals to clinch the highest spot and N5 million prize cash.
Second on the medal desk was Owan West with 74 gold, 53 silver and 66 bronze, bringing their whole medals to 193; N3million and a runners up trophy
Whereas the third place went to Egor Native Authorities with 64 gold, 60 silver and 54 bronze, bringing the full medals to 178 to win N1million and a trophy.
Declaring the ceremony closed on the College of Benin sports activities complicated, the Deputy Governor of Edo State Comrade Philip Shaibu recommended all of the taking part Native Authorities alongside their athletes including that the State is about to return because the sporting hub of the nation.
He expressed the readiness of the State to begin closed-door tenting for athletes who certified for the Nationwide Sports activities Competition which might be hosted by Edo State in March.
“This competition was used to pick out Edo State athletes for the Nationwide Sports activities Competition to be hosted right here in our State. The video games have sprung surprises producing new abilities that weren’t identified earlier than. That is the start of the return of sports activities to Edo State the land of sports activities.”
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Shaibu stated the Edo sports activities competition might be an annual occasion to get new abilities for the State and the nation, noting that the State Authorities has refurbished and rebuilt many of the sporting services across the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
“We are going to proceed to develop our sporting services within the State past the Nationwide Sports activities Competition as we’ve constructed 20 new mini stadia throughout the 18 Native Authorities Areas. 4 of those stadia will serve the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium as a coaching floor for Nationwide, CAF and FIFA video games. We’re additionally going to construct three mini mega stadiums; one can be situated at Edo South (Etete), one other at Edo Central (Ekpoma), whereas the final at Etsako West.
“Since Edo and Delta States went to recess in sports activities particularly soccer, Nigeria now use a calculator to calculate matches to allow us to win video games. We are saying no to this as we’re again and now Nigeria will win its matches properly.”
The Chairman of Edo State Sports activities Fee Dudu Orume thanked the Governor and his Deputy for a well-organized sports activities competition within the State, trying ahead to an amazing outing on the Nationwide Sports activities Competition to be hosted by the state.
The Chairman of Owan West, Frank Ilaboya additionally thanked the athletes from the Native Authorities for popping out second, noting that the council Space is about to be the hub for sports activities within the State and the nation.
“Subsequent month we are going to launch our particular sports activities programme often called ‘FACT’ within the council space. FACT means Soccer, Athletics, Biking and Desk tennis to get abilities within the council space and make it the hub for sports activities.”
See photograph of the medal desk beneath: