Kogi Wins Two Medals at Ongoing National Youth Games

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Kogi State has won two medals in the ongoing National Youth Game (NYG).

Adebayo Tolu won silver for team Kogi in shooting, as the state also won bronze in table tennis mixed double.

Team Kogi is participating in seven sporting events; badminton, chess, table tennis, tennis, wrestling, judo and shooting.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Hon. Idris Musa, has expressed confidence that the state representatives will stand tall at the end of the National Youth Games.

Speaking to Sports Writers Association, (SWAN), in Ilorin Kwara State shortly after Kogi won two medals, Musa noted that the feat Kogi have achieved so far is a clear attestation that the state is a force to reckon with as it concerns sport.

He maintained that the state athlete have qualified for the next round in most of their sporting event, adding that more medals should be expected in the next coming days.

He reminded the state contingents that Governor Yahaya Bello who is a sport loving leader is fully ready to reward athletes that wins laurel for the state, stressing that with the latest developments in Ilorin, Team Kogi is doing well and will surpass their previous records in the youth game.

“We are satisfied what the latest coming from Ilorin. Our team came here fully prepared and motivated. This has immediately translated into result. Kogites should expect more medals from our athletes,” he said.

As at the time of filing this report, Delta State is leading the table with 30 gold, 10 silver, eight bronze medals; Edo, nine gold, four silver and four bronze; FCT seven gold, six silver and seven bronze; Rivers seven gold, one silver and eleven bronze; Ondo, five gold, four silver and nine bronze.

Ogun, Bayelsa, Oyo, Plateau, and Kwara State made the top ten in the medals table.

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