By: Muhammad Muhammad

Prior to the preparation of the National Sports Festival Zonal Elimination Game Jos 2018, about 120 Team Niger Contingent had been mobilized for the competition to be held at Plateau State from 17th to 21st October 2018.

Niger State Director of Sports Development, Alhaji Baba Sheshi confirmed that 120 team Niger will participate at the zonal National Sports Festival elimination game with six (6) team event namely: Football male category, Handball male category, Cricket male category and Hockey male category, other game is Volleyball female and male categories and Basketball male and female categories respectively.

Alhaji Baba Sheshi further breakdown the summary of the team Niger contingent in the six games as follows: football had 2 coaches and 1 secretary, Handball also had 2 coaches and 1 secretary, so also Cricket and Hockey with 2 coaches each and 1 secretary respectively.

The Sports Director said Volleyball and Basketball had five (5) officials in each game, that is 2 coaches for Volleyball male category and 2 for Volleyball female category with 1 secretary, Alhaji Baba Sheshi stated that also in Basketball 5 officials will handle the game with 2 coaches in the male and 2 in female category respectively with 1 secretary.

Similarly, the camp commandant Team Niger Mr Abdulrahman Izom, ascertained that the contingent will depart from the Sports Ministry by 8 to 9am in the morning to Jos the state Capital of Plateau, he however urged for the contingent to adhere to time in order to arrive at the stipulated timeframe.

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