2012 Sports Festival: Olopade Canvasses For Special Athletes


The Nigeria Wheelchair Basketball Federation, NWBF, has called on the National Sports Commission, NSC, and the Lagos State Local Organising Committee of the National Sports Festival to approve wheelchair basketball as an event for the games.

President of the NWBF, Bukola Olopade, said in Asaba, Delta State, that the federation had commenced move to ensure that the sport is featured as point event during the sports festival in November.

“If the sport is approved for the NSF, it will be a great joy for the athletes. This is because the sport has been exhibited in the last three editions of the festivals,” Olopade said.

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Meanwhile, Delta defeated Borno 46-0 in the wheelchair basketball tournament holding in Asaba, Delta State, while Taraba lost 29-0 to Edo. Imo thrashed Rivers 22 -3 and Sokoto lost to Kano 15-4.

Also in some of the matches played at the weekend, Lagos defeated Edo by 24-7, Delta beat Imo 55-2 while Taraba out-dunked their opponents from Sokoto by a slim scoreline of 6-4.

Rivers will take on Niger, while Oyo will slug it out with Borno later today.

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