WE CAN’T HOST NSF JANUARY 3-17, EDO DROPS BOMBSHELL

Written by on December 10, 2020

THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF EDO STATE, PHILIP SHAIBU HAS HINTED THAT THE 2020 NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL MAY NOT BE CONVENIENT FOR THE STATE TO HOST IN JANUARY.

DR SHAIBU SAID AFTER A TOUR OF THE SAMUEL OGBEMUDIA STADIUM BENIN CITY, THAT THE SPORTS MINISTRY AND THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON COVID’19 DID NOT CONSULT EDO STATE, BEFORE FIXING THE JANUARY DATE AFTER THE NSF WAS POSTPONED FROM THE DECEMBER 3, SPARKING AN UPROAR BY ATHLETES AND OFFICIALS.

HE CALLED FOR A MEETING OF THE NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL TO MEET AND CHART A NEW COURSE FOR THE NSF ADDING THAT EDO WOULD BE READY BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL 2021.

THE NSF WAS ORIGINALLY BILLED FOR MARCH 2020, BUT IT WAS HIT BY WORLDWIDE CORONAVIRUS SPORTS POSTPONEMENTS.

A NEW DATE WAS FIXED FOR DECEMBER 3-17 AND EDO STATE WAS READY TO IMPLEMENT CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

 BUT THE PTF ON COVID’19 CAME OUT OF THE BLUES TO ANNOUNCEMENT ANOTHER CANCELLATION MUCH TO THE CHAGRIN OF ATHLETES AND COACHES NATIONWIDE.


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