The Gold Winners!

The Gold Winners!

This observation may not be evident to many, but it has played like this for years: Edo and Delta states have always done very well in Nigeria’s National Sports Festival. In short, if you have been looking at the data for years, the Southsouth geopolitical zone has outperformed other regions. In the current edition, here is a breakdown of the top medal table:

  • Delta – 298 medals – 124 gold, 91 silver, and 83 bronze
  • Edo – 285 medals – 103 gold, 97 silver and 85 bronze
  • Bayelsa – 139 medals – 48 gold, 42 silver and 49 bronze 
  • Rivers – 101 medals – 27 gold, 27 silver, and 47 bronze
  • Lagos  – 92 medals –  22 gold, 27 silver, and 43 bronze medals.
  • Akwa Ibom – 77 medals – 17 gold, 21 silver, and 39 bronze,

Any reason for this dominance from the Southsouth states?


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  1. Life is easier in those SS States and this makes it easier for people to pursue their hobbies. I know a standard Basket Ball team with a court, in PHC. They players are from different states.

    Additionally, the presence of the Oil & Gas companies who sponsor lots of these activities at various younger age grades. This was in the past though.

    Most other states lack facilities, training & sponsorship


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