Age cheats to be identified at National Youth Games – Sports minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has said that measures are going to be put in place to stop age cheats in National competitions.

He said this at the closing ceremony of the 6th National Youth Games held in Ilorin.

Mr. Dare frowned at age cheats many of whom participated as athletes below the age of 15 at the competition.

The minister listed the National Identity Management Card registration among other means his ministry would use to screen athletes before future competitions.

“This document would be required, would be developed and we will work in conjunction with the Organisation in charge.

This measure is needed to avoid losing out on a possible potential medalist being screened out as over-aged while they are not or vice versa,” he said.