Ebonyi school sports state finals to commence from June 2


The final series of the Ebonyi school sports competition will commence on June 2, 2020 at the Pa Ngele Oruta stadium Abakaliki, among other venues.

The state Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Charlse Akpuenika made the disclosure in an interview noting that the state executive council during its meeting on May 28, approved the commencement of the final.

 “We are expecting about 900 athletes with their officials for the final series and they are expected in Abakaliki before the commencement date.

“The athletes will compete in both the primary and secondary school categories of events.

“The events to be competed include: football, sack race, athletics, volleyball, basketball, taekwondo, table tennis, wrestling, chess, scrabble, badminton among others.

 The commissioner appreciated the collaborating ministry of education and the office of the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Investment for ensuring the success of the competition.   

“We also appreciate the efforts of the officials, pupils, students, teachers, school authorities, among others for duly comporting themselves during the competition.

“We also thank God for giving us an injury free competition as we have not recorded any disturbing situation since the competition commenced.

“Talents discovered during the competition will be nurtured to represent the state in future regional and national competitions.

He noted other competitions to be staged in 2021 include: the inaugural King David male football championship across the 64 local government areas--development centres of the state.

“The winners will qualify for the zonal eliminations series which will produce eight teams per zone for the state finals.

“We will also organise the queen Rachel female football competition, the second edition of the David Umahi Tertiary Institution Games (DUMTIGA) among others.

“We are grateful to Gov. David Umahi for his avid determination to revive sports in the state and offer youths opportunities of being positively engaged.

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