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Kwara wins First North Central Zone Athletics Championship

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Kwara State has emerged the champion of the maiden edition of

North Central Zone Athletics Championship with a total of nine

gold, five silver and two bronze medals.
The one day athletics championship which was powered by the 1st vice

President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria , Alhaji Tunde AbdulKareem

featured athletes from Kwara, Benue, Plateau, Niger states and FCT who

competed for cash rewards and honours in different categories.

The event was held at the Main Bowl of the state stadium.

Benue came second with three gold, four silver and two bronze medals

while Plateau occupied the third position with one silver and five

bronze medals.
Kogi and the FCT both jointly occupied the fourth position with silver

and a bronze medal each.
Niger which occupied the bottom of the medals table only managed a

bronze medal.
Speaking at the occasion, the 1st vice President, Athletics Federation

of Nigeria, (AFN), Alhaji Tunde AbdulKareem, the championship was

aimed at discovering more talents for future events.

He appreciated the state government, sports council and the athletes

for their support and participation, noting that he would continue to

support sports development in the State and the Country.


Muideen Akorede, PhD
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor,
(Media and Communication),
Government House,
Ilorin.
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