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19TH EDITION! National Sports Festival begins in Abuja [Photos]

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19TH EDITION! National Sports Festival begins in Abuja [Photos]

The 19th edition of the National Sports Festival begins today in Abuja with close to 10,000 athletes and officials taking part.

Six years after the last National Sports Festival was held in Lagos in 2012, the 19th edition of the competition will hold in Abuja from today, December 6 to 16 with 7227 athletes, 710 coaches, 322 team officials and 602 state delegates taking part.

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Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello (R), handing over the Unity Touch to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, after the lighting of the Touch at the City Gate in Abuja on Thursday

Photo credit: Anthony Alabi/ NAN photo

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