Traditional Athletes Want Their Game In The Delta 2022

By Olayinka Elebute
President of Traditional Sports Federation of Nigeria honourable Olomo Agbadabina is appealing to the Honorable Sunday Dare and the sports ministry for the reinstatement of traditional sports in the forthcoming National Sports Festival scheduled for Delta state in November.
Speaking in an interview with Sports journalist in Abuja, president of the traditional sports federation honourable Olomo Agbadabina, who is seeking for the reinstatement of the sports, said reducing traditional sports at the National Sports Festival to optional sports will be a serious disgrace and disservice to the teeming youths who have taken to the sports.
According to him most of the traditional sport athletes have been calling me to know their fate in the coming sports festival and I just want to appeal to the minister that the absence of the game will be a diservice to our youth who have taking the game as a profession and most of them are miserable as they are not happy that the sports they are into will not be going to sports festival, he said.
Speaking further the federation president  is  optimistic that the sports minister Sunday Dare will listen to their appeal and restore traditional sports back to the National Sports Festival.
It will be recalled that Nigeria was the first country to demonstrate African traditional sports at the All Africa Games when three traditional sports of Ayo, Dambe and Kokawa were demonstrated at the 8th All Africa Games hosted by Nigeria in 2003, but if the game will feature for the forthcoming National Sports Festival in Delta State these are the five games that will be competed for Kokowa, Langa, Ayo, Abula and Dambe.
Meanwhile, the 21st edition of the National Sports Festival which was earlier scheduled to take place from November 2-15 will now take place from November 28 to December 10, 2022.

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