HON. PRINCE NED NWOKO, CONGRATULATES TEAM DELTA.
By Iroroh Frank.
Former member, Federal House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko, has congratulated the Athletes and Officials who represented Delta State at the just concluded National Youth Games, held at the UniIlorin, Kwara State, the ex-law maker, in a Statement released to newsmen in Asaba, Sunday, expressed his appreciation to the Team for their excellent performances at the Youth Tourney.
Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko, who is the major contender for the Delta North 2019 Senatorial race, described the performance of Team Delta at the Games as superlative and added that the victory of the young Deltans have once again demonstrated that Delta State remains a cradle of Sports development in Nigeria.
The Prince of Anioma also commended the Delta State Governor, His Excellence, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for not only sponsoring the Team to the championship but also for Kilting them properly for the excise, he described Team Delta as sparkling during the opening and closing ceremony match pasts and praised the Governor for identifying with the youths of the State, despite the financial challenges facing the State. He noted that the high quality Sports kilts also motivated the Team to excel in the competition.
Prince Ned Nwoko, the Founder and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Stars (Sports, Technology and Arts) University, Idumuje Ugboko, further promised that the University will offer scholarships to all Athletes of Delta North origin who excel in Sports, to pursue their choice career in the University, due to take off very soon.
Delta State emerged winner of the 3rd National Youth games, scoring hat tricks in the youth tourney, haven won the 1st and 2nd edition previously. This means the State now hold the Games Trophy for keeps.
The State pulled a total of 21 Gold, 16 Silver and 23 Bronze medals to top the lead with 60 medals, Akwa Ibom came 2nd with 16 Gold, 15 Silver and 15 Bronze medals totaling 46 medals, while Ondo State placed 3rd with 12 Gold, 12 Silver and 12 Bronze medals, hauling a total of 36 medals.
Below are pictorial highlights of events of the Games.