The President of Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) Barr Paul Edeh has thrown his weight behind Ogun state to pull the string in staging a successful National Sports Festival (NSF) come 2024.
Ogun was awarded the right to host the 22nd edition of NSF after winning the bid against other states who joined in the bidding race.
Speaking in Abuja, Barr. Paul said Ogun stands out with regards to sports development in Nigeria.
Barr. Edeh who is also the proprietor of a Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) side Naija Ratels Ogun will be an harbinger of unity amongst various states, adding that Ogun will replicate the successes recorded by Delta state in the recently concluded NSF in Asaba.
“I’m happy Ogun state will be hosting the next national sports festival because they’ve also given a lot to the development of sports in their state and I think it also brings to the fore, the fact that the national sports festival is supposed to be a harbinger of unity amongst the various states.
“The just concluded one happened in Delta state, the next goes to Ogun. Perhaps, the next one will also go to Zamfara. So if we go round the country, it will also make or enable the various states that are going to be hosting to prepare better.
“I’m sure Delta this year took a lot of gold medals because from day one that it was announced, they were not going to count the number of states that came to participate or the number of athletes, they came prepared and I’m sure Ogun state will follow suit to reflect good fear on the medals’ table,” he said.