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Delta to host 2022 National Sports Festival

Delta State has been named as hosts of the 21st edition of the National Sports Festival billed for next year.
This was made public on Wednesday night in Benin-City, during the closing ceremony of the 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020.
According to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr Anako Nebeolisa, who represented the Sports Minister, Chief Sunday dare, Delta State will host the NSF 2022.
“Congratulations to Delta State for emerging the overall winner 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 six states namely: Delta, Ebonyi, Imo, Kaduna, Kano and Ogun.
“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. I congratulate the government and people of Delta State on emerging the preferred State [next host] and wish them the best of luck in the organisation of the 21st National Sports Festival,” he said.
Delta State at the just-ended Edo 2020 retained its title with 158 gold, 116 silver and 110 bronze medals.

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