By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti
No fewer than one hundred and seventy athletes from Bauchi State including coaches and technical officials departed Gombe State for the National Sports Festival Northeast Zonal Elimination from 3rd to 7th October.
Team-events from six states of Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba and Yobe are to compete for qualification to Delta 2022 National Sports Festival slated for November next month.
Addressing the athletes before the departure the commissioner of Youth and Sports Development Adamu Manu Soro who said the State Government has made adequate arrangements for the welfare of players charged them to be good ambassadors of the state.
Adamu Manu Soro while commending Governor Bala Mohammed for supporting sporting activities noted teams and players that excel during the competition would be appreciated more.
Also Speaking the Director of the State Sports Council Lawan Garba challenged the athletes to reciprocate effort of the State Government by winning all the matches to guarantee their participation at the 21st National Sports Festival next month in Asaba.
Some of the athletes expressed confidence that team Bauchi would emerge victorious.