• Osinbajo to declare video games closed
• Group Delta set to turn out to be champions once more
After two weeks of competitors in among the finest sports activities amenities within the West Africa sub-region, the Edo 2020 Nationwide Sports activities Competition will come to an finish at this time.
Already, the venues, particularly the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium, have adorned festive moods in readiness for the grand finale, which will probably be executed by Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo.
Officers instructed The Guardian that safety have been tightened in and across the metropolis in readiness for the go to to the state by some dignitaries, simply because the stage for a musical fest, which is a part of the closing ceremony has been set.
All athletes are anticipated to return to the closing ceremony carrying their accreditation tags and there can be no restriction on the variety of athletes and officers to be admitted into the stadium, officers mentioned.
Based on the Marketing consultant, Ceremonial, Dr. Henry Nzekwu, the closing ceremony will final for simply three hours from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. on the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
He disclosed that finals of the relay races, combined relays, four x 100m and 4x400m for women and men, are a part of the closing ceremony.
Already, three of the nation’s prime rated musicians, together with Franchise, Joeboy and Teni ‘The Entertainer,’ have arrived in Benin for the ceremony.
He added that Governor Godwin Obaseki, Youth and Sports activities Growth Minister, Sunday Dare, and Edo State’s Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, who additionally doubles because the chairman of the Native Organising Committee (LOC), would converse throughout the ceremony.
In the meantime, defending champions, Group Delta, are on the verge of retaining their crown and being the primary to win the brand new pageant trophy.
Delta received the final trophy for retains after rising champions at Abuja 2018 Competition. The state has received it seven occasions up to now.
As at yesterday, Delta had 124 gold medals, 91 silver and 83 bronze medals for a complete of 298 medals. Delta is adopted by hosts, Edo, which has 103 gold medals, 97 silver and 85 bronze medals for a complete of 285.
Third-placed Bayelsa has 48 gold medals, 42 silver and 48 bronze medals.