The Ondo State Sports Council said it was satisfied that the state qualified in eight of the10 ball games that would feature at the 18th National Sports Festival in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state secured the spots at the conclusion of the National Sports Council (NSC) South-West Zone II elimination in Ado-Ekiti on Friday.
Ondo will represent the zone, which has Osun and Ekiti, in the male and female categories of the volleyball, handball and abula events as well as the female hockey and basketball competitions.
The council’s General Manager, Mrs Idowu Akinbulumo, told NAN in Akure on Tuesday that the contingent appreciated the government’s investment in them with brilliant performances.
“The state government has invested a lot in sports and the brilliant performance of Team Ondo to the zonal trials is the reward it has to show to the world. Our athletes claimed eight out of the 10 events already decided in Ado- Ekiti which is a fantastic result for us at the sports council. We hope to build on the zonal elimination result and prepare well for the National Sports Festival in Lagos from Nov. 27 to Dec. 9,’’ she said.
According to Akinbulumo, the football event will be decided at a later date to be communicated to the council by the NSC zonal office. NAN reports that the male teams from Ekiti booked their places in the basketball and hockey events at the elimination.
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