7th National Youth Games: Edo Sports Commission Steps Up Prep, Moves Athletes To Camp

Edo State Sports Commission has stepped up preparations for the National Youth Games scheduled to begin in Asaba, Delta state on 20th of this month as they mobilized their athletes and officials to begin close camping today in Benin.

Some Edo City Transport Services(ECTS) Luxurious buses were seen at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium today, filled with camping materials, athletes and officials,leaving for GRA and Etete locations of their camps.

Speaking on the readiness of Edo state Sports Commission, Mr Charity Igbinosa,Director, Sports Development and Operations confirmed the commencement of two weeks camping for Edo athletes for the Asaba Youth Games.

He said that the chairman of the sports commission Olympian Yusuf Alli has given approval to their requests and released all that is needed to ensure adequate preparation of team Edo for the Youth Games.

According to Igbinosa,Edo is preparing about 223 contingent of both athletes and officials to feature in 23 sports at the 7th Youth Games in Asaba.

A total of 5,742 registered participants are expected at the 7th youth games in Asaba with thirty-four sports to feature.

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