By: Kate Obi/Kaduna
Kaduna state director of sports, Yakubu Ibrahim yesterday said the Team Kaduna is ready to pick every available medal in the events the state is competing, as the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) officially opens in Abuja today.
The director of sports who stated this while speaking with Kaduna Sports Journalists preparatory to the contingents departure for the games disclosed that Kaduna is storming the festival with 128 athletes and 92 officials.
He informed that the officials include the management, ICT, technical, medical and the media teams while the athletes will be competing in 18 events.
According to the director, Kaduna will be competing in cycling, hockey,, kokowa, wrestling, Taekwando, Cricket, Badminton, volleyball, Beach volleyball, athletics, chess, Judo, boxing, tennis, hand ball, gymnastics, kick boxing and weight lifting.
He commended the state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai for keeping to his words by the release of funds and every other necessary materials for a very successful outing.
“The athletes are already in high spirit and motivated to deliver and as a ministry all their efforts will be adequately rewarded” he stated.