*By Clarkson ogo …Regular training,hard work, appreciation and early preparation are the key to our success” . revealed by the chairman of Delta state sports commission, Tonobok Okowa.
The fair skin leader of the Delta state sports contingents to the 2018 National Sports Festival said they are challenged by other state to put up a better preparation after winning the National Sports Festival and the National Youth Games back to back.
It will be recall that state like Lagos,Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers who equally did well but queue behind Delta state in the medal table the the past edition promised to displaced the defending champions in the ongoing 2018 Abuja National Sports Festival.
When asked if Delta state borrowed the best athletes to compete for them, he refuted the claim and make reference to athletes which include Okpochini Deborah, Ese Brume, Touyo Mayuku, Ifeakachemu Nmoh and the host of others who have won more than two Gold medals are all from Delta state.
“We took our time to groom athletes, follow up with them plus good welfare packages”.
” I laugh when I heard people say so. Some of our athletes that are trained and benefited from Delta state like Itsekiri are winning medals for others state”.
” After all Toriola, Oshonike and other represent other state”.
Delta state is still leading the medal Table with more than 84 Gold medals as the local Olympic games remain two days to go.