KWARA WINS FIRST NORTH CENTRAL ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
Hurray! Kwara State has emerged the champion of the maiden edition of North Central Zone Athletics Championship with a total of nine gold, five silver and two bronze medals.
The one day athletics championship which was powered by the 1st Vice President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Alhaji Tunde AbdulKareem, featured athletes from Kwara, Benue, Plateau and Niger States as well as the FCT who competed for cash rewards and honours in different categories. The event was held at the main bowl of the state stadium.
Benue came second with three gold, four silver and two bronze medals while Plateau occupied the third position with one silver and five bronze medals. Kogi and the FCT jointly occupied the fourth position with a silver and a bronze medal each. Niger, which was at the bottom of the medals table, only managed a bronze medal. Speaking at the occasion, AbdulKareem said the championship was aimed at discovering more talents for future events. He appreciated the state government, sports council and the athletes for their support and participation, noting that he would continue to support sports development in the state and the country as a whole.
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