2020 National Sports Festival To Hold From April 2 To 14

2020 National Sports Festival To Hold From April 2 To 14

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By Amaechi Agbo

The federal government has fixed the 2020 National Sports Festival NSF to hold between April 2nd and 14th, 2021 Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.

In a letter sent to the 36 states sports councils and the FCT obtained by Bestchoicesports.com.ng, it indicates that the 20 edition of the NSF will commence opening of the Games Village from April 2 to 3 while opening ceremony will take place on 4th April, 2021

The letter signed by the Secretary of the Main Organising Committee, MOC, Mr. Peter Nelson added that the
Closing Ceremony will be April 14.

Closing of Games Village April 15, 2021.

Below is the full content of the letter


Kindly recall the decision reached at the last virtual Extra-Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday February 8, 2021 in which it was unanimously agreed that the 20th National Sports Festival should hold in the Month of April 2021, while the actual dates are to be communicated to the thirty-six States and FCT in due course.

  1. Arising from the above, | am directed to inform you that the 20th NSF is now scheduled for April 2 -14, 2021. The details are as follows:

i) Opening of Games Village April 2-3, 2021 ii) Opening Ceremony . April 4, 2021

iii) Closing Ceremony : April 14, 2021 iv) Closing of Games Village April 15, 2021

  1. While looking forward to receiving your State’s Contingent at the Festival, please accept, the assurances of the Honourable Minister’s sincere regards and best complements.

Mr. Peter Nelson Secretary, MOC

It could be recalled that the National Sports Festival have suffered several postponements ocassioned by Covid-19 pandemic and lack of funds by the Edo State government to host the competition.

Tagged “Edo 2020″, Delta State is the defending champions after winning the 19th edition held in Abuja in December 2018.

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