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Traditional Games included in National Sport Festival

After weeks of agitations by concerned individuals in the sporting sector of Nigeria, traditional sports and para-swimming have been included among the games for the 2022 National Sports Festival billed for Delta State.

The eventual inclusion was communicated to participating states through a circular signed by the secretary of the games’ accreditation sub-committee, Okere Emmanuel.

The traditional games include Ayo, Kokowa and Dambe.

“I am directed to inform all states Desk Officers that the following sports have been included in the 21st National Sports Festival tagged “Delta 2022″.

Last month, para-athletes staged a nationwide protest over their exclusion from the games before it was reversed by the National Council on Sports.

The 2022 National Sports Festival is scheduled to hold in Delta State from November 28 till December 10

Akintayo Adams
Akintayo Adams
Hello, I'm Adams, 25, from Ibadan, Southwest, Nigeria. I work as a content writer at Daily News Chronicle and my job is to keep you informed.


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