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Delta Borders Edo To Win 20th NSF



By Olawale Alabi

Defending champion Delta won more gold medals on Tuesday to gain an unassailable lead and put a gap between themselves and the others at the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF).

The Delta team brought their total to 298 medals, including 124 gold, 91 silver and 83 bronze, to maintain their lead and mathematically emerge festival champions.

This means that, with only a few events to decide and the penultimate day of the festival, Team Delta has once again retained their title.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that this is based on the medal table released by the festival’s Games Services Unit at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday.

Hosts Edo, Delta’s closest challengers, will now need to win at least 21 gold medals to beat them.

The hosts currently have 103 gold, 97 silver and 85 bronze medals for a total of 285 medals.

Bayelsa is a distant third with 48 gold, 42 silver and 49 bronze for a total of 139, while Rivers is in fourth place.

They have 27 gold, 27 silver and 47 bronze for a total of 101 medals, ahead of Lagos in fifth place with 22 gold, 27 silver and 43 bronze.

Akwa Ibom is in sixth place with 77 medals, including 17 gold, 21 silver and 39 bronze, edging Oyo State in seventh place with just two medals ahead.

Oyo State is with 17 gold, 19 silver and 28 bronze medals for a total of 64 medals.

In eighth place are Ogun with 13 gold, 14 silver and 31 bronze for a total of 58 medals, while Kano State is ninth.

They have 11 gold, 16 silver and 29 bronze medals for a total of 56 medals.

Plateau is 10th with eight gold, nine silver and 15 bronze for a total of 32 medals.

Abia, Imo, Cross River, FCT, Ondo State, Anambra, Kwara, Nasarawa State, Kaduna State and Bauchi State occupy the 11th to 20th positions in that order.

Niger, Ebonyi, Enugu State, Ekiti, Borno, Osun, Gombe State, Zamfara, Yobe, Katsina State, Kebbi, Kogi, Adamawa, Sokoto State, Benue and Taraba occupy also respectively the 21st to 36th positions.

Jigawa rises to the rear without a medal won after 10 days of competition.

NAN reports that the festival which kicked off with the arrival of athletes and officials on April 2 entered competition mode on April 6.

The festival labeled “Edo 2029” will officially end on Wednesday, with all participants due to leave on Thursday. (NOPE)


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