By Simeon OSAJIE
Ahead of the National Youth Games scheduled to begin on 20th September, 2023 in Asaba, Delta State, Edo State Sports Commission has stepped up machineries in motion by mobilizing athletes and officials to begin close camping today in Benin City.
Some Edo City Transport Services (ECTS) Luxurious buses were seen at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium today, filled with camping materials, athletes and officials, leaving for GRA and Etete locations of their camps.
Speaking on the readiness of Edo State Sports Commission, Mr. Charity Igbinosa, Director, Sports Development and Operations confirmed the commencement of two weeks camping for Edo athletes for the Asaba Youth Games.
He said that the chairman of the Sports Commission Olympian, Yusuf Alli has given approval to their requests and released all that is needed to ensure adequate preparation of Team Edo for the Youth Games.
According to Igbinosa, Edo is preparing about 223 contingent of both athletes and officials to feature in 23 Sports at the 7th Youth Games in Asaba.
A total of 5,742 registered participants are expected at the 7th youth games in Asaba with thirty-four sports to feature.