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