Obaseki to explore more venues for Edo 2020

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said that the state government would explore more centres across the state as venues for sporting activities during the 2020 National Sports Festival that will be hosted by the state.

Obaseki stated this on Monday while on inspection of re-modelling work at the Government Science and Technical College, in Benin City.

He said, “I am going to inspect what the school has in its sporting arena. We are hosting the National Sports Festival in 2020 and we need venues for the events, so we want to see if we can rebuild the swimming pool here, the lawn tennis court and even the race tracks.”

Meanwhile, our correspondent learnt that top on the agenda of officials at the ongoing extra-ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports in Benin City, is the review of the 19th National Sports Festival hosted by Abuja, status of beach volleyball, zonal eliminations for team sports, sports for the next festival and medical guidelines.

It is the first NCS meeting since Edo State was given the hosting rights for the 2020 National Sports Festival.

Other issues expected to be discussed include the proposed date for the 20th National Sports Festival and inspection of facilities.

(PUNCH)

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