Organizers of the 20th National Sports Festival “Edo 2020” have scheduled a track and field meet to test run the facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Saturday.
The Technical Director of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Brown Ebewele, confirmed that some of the best home-based athletes are going to feature in the Meet ahead of the inaugural ceremony of the festival scheduled to begin on March 22.
Already, some selected athletes have been scheduled to run in the 100, 400, 800 metres and the relays (4×100 and the 4×400 metres).
Ebewele who also doubles as the Coordinator of Team Edo, explained that field events like High Jump (women), Long Jump (men) and Shot Put are going to be competed for honours in the rest run meet.
Meanwhile, Technical officials and some lawmakers from Abuja are in Benin to inspect the facilities provided by Edo State to host the 2020 Games. Governor, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State also joined the inspection team.