A total of about 14, 000 athletes will participate in different sporting events at the Delta 2022 National Sports Festival, which is scheduled to hold between November 28th – 10th December, 2022.
Athletes from different parts of the country will start arriving in the State capital Asaba On Monday, ahead of the 21st National Sports Festival.
The festival’s Torch of Unity, which has been moving round Nigeria, has arrived Delta State. It will begin a tour around all the local council headquarters, where chairmen and council officials will have a feel of it.
The first event at the 2022 National Sports Festival will be cycling, which will begin in the early hours of Wednesday.
Among the facilities built for the Delta 2022 Festival are two brand new indoor sports halls, a new swimming pool, a new tartan track, a new shooting range, as well as a new hockey pitch at Okpanam.
Secretary of Local Organising Committee (LOC), Chris Anazia, confirmed participants from different states will arrival on Monday and Tuesday.
“We are set to receive athletes from the various states on Monday and Tuesday. The opening ceremony will hold on Wednesday. I am sure the athletes, coaches and sports administrators will enjoy their stay in Delta. I wish everyone safe journey to Asaba,” Anazia stated.
“Whenever Delta agrees to do anything, we always go for the best. We are not just going to host a sports festival, but the best ever in the history of the Games.”