19th National Sports Festival begins today in Abuja

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung has said that about 8,861 athletes are expected to participate in the 19th National Sports Festival scheduled to commence in Abuja today.

The Minister said that only Ebonyi state that will not participate in the festival as the remaining 35 states out of 36 will be will be fully represented.

According to him, out of the 8,861 participants, 7,227 are athletes, 710 are coaches, 222 are team members, while 702 are state officials.

He said that the athletes will take part in 10 games.

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