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Sports News of Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Source: NAN

6th National Youth Games: 5,070 athletes, coaches, others expected – Official

No fewer than 5,070 athletes, coaches, state delegates and other officials are expected at the 6th National Youth Games in Ilorin, the Kwara capital.

The Director, Grassroots Sports Development, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Bode Durotoye, disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, in Ilorin.

He said of the number, a total of 3,926 athletes were expected to grace the games, with 431 coaches, 555 state delegates and 168 other officials.

Durotoye said the Ministry had put all the necessary arrangements in place to ensure a hitch-free games as usual.

NAN investigation revealed that of the total, Lagos has the highest contingent of 299, Delta is in second place with 289, while the hosts, Kwara is expected to appear with a contingent of 259 and Edo with 230.

As at Sunday evening, the advance team of 10 states, comprising FCT, Anambra, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Edo, Bayelsa, Ondo and Oyo had already arrived and completed their documentation.

The 6th National Youth Games has been scheduled for Oct.10 -19.