By Clarkson Ogo …Former Edo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Brown Ebewele has said he is not excited over Edo state bide to host the next National sports festival but advise that athletes warfare is more important.
The former captain of Team Nigeria said his state athletes could have done better if they prepared on time like Delta state.
“Do you think is by coming here to tell people that Edo state bide to host the next National sports festival that will get me dancing, when the state contingents and athletes need to cry out before fund was released to them few days the event”.
The Nigeria athletic living legend popularly known as “Ojujuman” said building of sports facilities is a well come development but athletes walfare is very paramount as well because without a good walfare package and preparation the athletes cannot win medals.
“Building sports facilities is a welcome development but athletes welfare should be taken seriously because without the athletes the facilities cannot win medals “.
The free talking Brown advised Edo state and other States to emulate Delta state style of early preparation, motivation and good welfare package because it produce result.
As at the time of filing this report Delta state is far leading in the medal table with 46 Gold, 22 silver and 29 Bronze a total of 96 medals, followed by Rivers state with 23 Gold,21 Silver and 28 Bronze a total of 73 and Edo state in third position with 13 Gold,9 Silver and 21 Bronze a total of 43 medals.