ABUJA – Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has said that some international teams have been invited to participate in this year’s National Sports Festival, tagged Asaba 2022.
Speaking on a Radio Nigeria network programme, Have Your Say, in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister said invitations have been extended to Ghana, Cameroon, Coted’Ivoire, Guinea, Benin Republic and Sierra Leone to present teams that will be part of the games.
“The National Sports Festival, Asaba 2022 is our own Olympics. We want to make it an African show, so we are adding some international flavour to it with the participation of teams from at least four West African countries. We are hoping to have about 16,000 to 18,000 athletes at the Sports Festival,” Dare stated.
The National Sports Festival is scheduled to hold between November 28 to December 10, 2022 in Asaba, Delta State.