Team Delta have emerged as the winners of the 2020 National Sports Festival which held in Edo State
The 20th edition of the festival kicked off on April 2 and ended on April 14.
Delta emerged as the champions of the competition with a total of 158 gold, 116 silver, and 110 bronze.
Team Edo came second with 129 gold, 104 silver, and 108 bronze while Team Bayelsa finished third with 56 gold, 55 silver, and 58 bronze.
The state that came fourth in the 12-day event is Rivers with 33 gold, 34 silver, and 61 bronze after which Lagos took the fifth position with 32 gold, 40 silver, 54 bronze; Oyo sixth – 31 gold, 30 silver, 42 bronze.
Meanwhile , Delta State, will host the next edition of the festival in 2022, according to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, who announced this on Wednesday while declaring the 20th edition of the festival tagged Edo 2020 closed in Benin City.
“Following the evaluation of the bids and the physical visitation to the prospective States, I hereby announce Delta State as the next host of the National Sports Festival in 2022,” he said.
“Congratulations to Delta State for emerging the overall winner of the Games of the 2020 National sports Festival.
“I’m glad to note that the Federal Government received bids to host the 21st edition of the National Sports Festival in 2022 from 6 states namely: Delta, Ebonyi, Imo, Kaduna, Kano and Ogun.
“I congratulate the government and people of Delta State for emerging the preferred State and wish them best of luck in the organisation of the 21st National Sports Festival