Edo to host over 8,500 athletes during NSF 2020 – Official

first_imgRelatedPosts Army releases helplines for Edo election Edo poll: Cleric urges Christians to perform their civil responsibility by voting Edo 2020: Arewa community reaffirms support for Gov. Obaseki’s reelection No fewer than 8,500 athletes are expected to participate in the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival tagged “Edo 2020’’, an official said on Friday in Benin.Mike Itemuagbor, Chairman of the Marketing Sub-Committee of the festival’s Local Organising Committee, disclosed this at a joint meeting of the LOC’s Publicity and Communication and Marketing Sub-Committees.He said the festival scheduled to hold from March 22 to April 1 would see the athletes competing for 3,000 medals from 33 sports.“Athletes from the 36 states and the FCT are expected to participate in the festival, and the events will hold at 22 venues,’’ Itemuagbor said.He then called for synergy between the Publicity and Communication Sub-Committee and the Marketing Sub-Committee.“The Publicity and Communication Sub-Committee should use various platforms to sell the festival to the world,’’ Itemuagbor said, promising that nothing would be left to chance in the bid to ensure the best-organised NSF.He said there was the need to understand that the media and marketing drive sports. “So, we must use our various platforms to propagate the Edo 2020 events,’’The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Edo had hosted the 1981 edition of the festival (then as Bendel) and the 2002 edition. Tags: Beninlast_img read more

Tipp hurlers want Eamon O’Shea to remain at the helm.

first_imgBrian Cody may face sanctions for comments made about referee Barry Kelly.The Kilkenny manager described the awarding of a last minute free against Brian Hogan in the drawn all Ireland final as a “criminal decision” .According to reports today the Central Competition Control Committee are expected to investigate. The Tipperary senior hurlers have called on the County Board to ensure that Eamon O’Shea remains on as manager in 2015.O’Shea was appointed for a 2 year term after the 2013 campaign but is understood to be considering his future as he tries to balance family, work and hurling commitments.Following last weekends All Ireland Final replay defeat to Kilkenny a number of senior players have told County Board chairman Sean Nugent that they want the Cloughjordan native to stay at the helm.last_img read more