Minister meets with PTF on Edo 2020 national sports festival

A strong  indication  has emerged  that  the  postponed  Edo 2020 National Sports Festival  in  Benin  may still hold this year once there is a drop in the covid-19 pandemic.

The Minister of Youth  and Sports Development  Mr. Sunday Dare said he is committed to ensuring  that  sporting activities resume  soon when it is safe to do so, even as plans have been  concluded for a meeting  between the Ministry  and the Presidential Task Force to explore the  possibilities. 

Speaking  on Sports This Morning on Channels Television, on Monday (today), the Minister  said:”We have submitted  our  Sports protocol  to the PTF, but we shall be properly  guided. So very soon  we plan to meet with  them to work out the modalities  for  the resumption of Sporting activities. There is a possibility  that the Postponed  Edo 2020 Sports Festival  could still take place this year.”

The Minister further disclosed that there are plans to have 20 athletes  resume training  at the High Performance  Centre in Port harcourt in preparations for the Olympics. This  is to enable  them get into shape due to long months of inactivity  as a result  of the lockdown  due to covid-19.

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