11th December, 2022
Patrick Onyedum, Chairman of Anambra Sports Development Commission (ASDC) has expressed gratitude to Gov. Chukwuma Soludo for his political and financial support towards the successful participation of the state in the just-concluded 21st National Sports Festival (NSF) in Asaba, Delta State.
Onyedum, who spoke during the closing ceremony on Saturday, commended the Anambra contingent for their competitive spirit and good conduct.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Anambra, which sent a 249-man team, including 204 athletes and 45 officials to the festival, finished 14th on the final medals table with six gold, nine silver and 24 bronze medals.
Onyedum said Soludo had demonstrated his love for sports and the youths of Anambra by ensuring that the state participated in the festival with a large contingent in spite of harsh economy.
“My gratitude goes to Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, governor of Anambra, who within eight months in office sponsored the Anambra team to compete with their contemporaries from across the country.
“He has shown that he loves sports. He has proven that he is not only interested in driving the economy, but in building youths through sports,” he said.
Onyedum said the performance of the Anambra team was impressive, given the circumstances of their preparations but promised that the next outing would be better.