Top athletes: Ese Brume, Orukpe Eraiyokan, and Grace Nwokocha are some of the star attractions as the track and field events get underway on Friday, 9 April, 2021 at the National Sports Festival taking place in Benin City, Edo State.
The highly rated Tokyo Olympic bound athletes will not only seek to win laurels for their states, but will be jostling for qualification standard during the events which kicks off at 7am on Friday, 9 April and runs till Wednesday, 14 April, 2021.
Some of the top stars to watch out for are: reigning National sprints champion Grace Nwokocha, Orukpe Eraiyokan and Chidi Anthony Okezie.
It would be recalled that Mary Onyali, S A Sports to the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development was discovered at the National Sports Festival held in Ilorin, Kwara State in 1985. She became two times Olympic bronze medalist. Other notable athletes discovered at the Festival include: Yusuf Alli, Henry Amike, Fatimah Yusuf, Deji Aliu among others.