Charles Ogundiya, Asaba
The Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Nasarawa State, Ambassador Isaac Yargwa, has said the target of the state is to come out among the top 10 at the ongoing 21st National Sports Festival tagged, Asaba 2022.
While addressing media at the weekend, Yargwa said the state has been working hard with the athletes and they are looking forward to surpassing their previous performance at Nigeria’s own version of the Olympic Games.
“Nasarawa State are participating in 27 sporting events. In all of these sports, we are very confident of surpassing our previous medal records,” he said.
“So far, our team has won three medals – one silver from Para-Table Tennis and two bronze coming from Taekwondo events (Poomsae Individual and Poomsae Team Events).
“Some of our athletes are already in the medal stage in some sports, and before the end of today, we should have more medals in our cabin,” he said.