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Nigeria Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has announced Delta Sate will host the National Sports Festival (NSF) in 2022. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the National Sports Festival which ended in Edo State.

Delta State emerged champions defending their title at the Edo 2020 with 384 medals, winning 158 Gold, 116 Silver and 110 Bronze medals.

Host Edo State emerged second with 341 medals, winning 129 Gold, 104 Silver and 108 Bronze, while Balyesa State came third with 169 medals, winning 56 Gold, 55 Silver and 58 Bronze.

Minister of sports, was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Nebeolosa Anako.

“After a rigorous exercise, from last year when the six states expressed interests to host the NSF, the Big Heart, Delta, came out tops. The next NSF will be held in 2022 in Delta,” he said.

With Delta State emerging champions of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF), preparation is expected to commence in earnest with more sporting facilities likely to be built coupled with existing Stadia and facilities in the state.

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