The 20th National Sports Festival initially billed for March through April 2020 in Benin City, Edo State, now has new dates.
The new dates for the multi-sports competition tagged Edo 2020 is now October 25 to November 4.
Tony Okowa, the chairman of the 11-man committee set up by the Sports Ministry to find a new date for the National Sports Festival, announced the new dates on Friday in the company of the Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu, who is the chairman of the Local Organising Committee
The 11-member committee is made up of members of the COVID-19 Task Force (NCDC), Ministry of Health, Agency for Disease Control, Commissioners of Sports from the six geo-political zones of the country and representatives of the Sports Ministry.
Edo 2020 was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which has disrupted a lot of activities across the globe including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games among other sporting events
Referred to as the Nigerian Olympics, the National Sports Festival was designed to showcase the best athletes in the country.
The game is meant to foster unity, love and friendship and poise a true spirit and tradition of the Olympic.
Delta State are the defending champions of the National Sports Festival following their outstanding performance at the last edition held in Abuja.