By Waliu Adeyeri
As Team Delta, Edo, Bayelsa lead the Pack as NSF closes today
The table has began to turn as Edo 2020, National Sports Festival, NSF, closes today. Team Lagos falls to 6th position after Oyo rose from 9th position to the 5th with 27 gold medals.
Team Lagos now has 100 medals in total but fell short of gold medals to maintain its 5th position. The team has won 24 gold, 30 silver and 46 bronze medals as at Tuesday night.
Teams Delta, Edo and Bayelsa continue to lead pack.
Team Delta has continued to top the medals table as it won 329 medals in total as at the close of Tuesday. The team has won 139 gold, 98 silver and 92 bronze medals.
The host State, Edo, is the second on the table with a total of 309 medals won. The team won 118 gold, 100 silver and 91 bronze medals.
The Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Philip Shuaibu, has made a historic record as the first sitting Deputy Governor to win a gold medal in the National Sports Festival. He earned this after the team beats Lagos 3-2 at the Men Football final game.
Occupying the third position on the medal table is Bayelsa with 154 medals in total. The team has won 50 gold, 49 silver, and 55 bronze medals.
Others occupying the 4th and 5th position on the table are Team Rivers and Oyo with 109 and 81 medals respectively.
In other news, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) has promised to hold a glamorous closing ceremony with lots of cultural presentation on display.
Speaking with News men on today’s closing ceremony, the Deputy Governor and Chairman of the LOC, Philip Shuaibu, said:
“We had a nice time at the opening ceremony despite some logistics including the downpour but for the closing we will bring in more entertainment to make everyone happy.
“Edo has a rich cultural heritage and we will again display that to the world on Wednesday.”
The closing ceremony of the 20th National Sports Festival in Eso holds today, Wednesday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.