Katsina State Government says its contingent at the just-concluded 21st National Sports Festival, NSF, in Delta State, has recorded huge success by winning three Gold, four Silver and nine Bronze medals.
Spokesperson of the Katsina State Sports Council, Nasir Gide, in an issued statement, said the contingent at the festival has recorded the best outing in the history of the festival.
He added that the State recorded the success mostly in combat sports, especially traditional boxing (Dambe), Judo, Taekwondo, boxing and wrestling, among other sporting events in the competition. It also did well in Golf.
Gide, while commenting on the success recorded by Team Katsina, the Director of sports, Umar Aliyu-Saulawa, expressed gratitude to the athletes, and revealed that there was the need for the State government to place some of the athletes on monthly allowances for the state, in order for them to continue excelling in all aspects of sports.
Gide also quoted Aliyu-Saulawa as assuring the State of the readiness of the Sports Council to continue to give their support and contribution for the overall development of sports in the State.