By: Muhammad Muhammad
Team Niger had participated in the opening ceremony of the 19th National Sports Festival held at the National Stadium Abuja.
The sports festival which hosted about 8,861 delegates which comprises of 7227 athletes, 710 coaches, 322 other team officials and 602 state delegates from 22 states of the federation who have registered for the festival.
27 events will be competed for in the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival tagged “ABUJA 2018, the 2018 festival will run from December 6-16, 2018.
About 540 security personnel have been deployed to provide security at the National Stadium and all the sporting venues in the territory.
Team Niger Contingent will participate in Handball, Squash, Tennis, Badminton, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Taekwando, Chess, Scrabble and Athletics. About 120 team Niger strong man contingent had since settled down for the showdown.