Kwara State Sports Commission has confirmed that about 300 athletes and officials were registered to represent the state at the ongoing National Youth Games, with available data indicating that the state has the third largest contingent for the Games.
The Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mallam Bola Mogaji, while confirming the development at the University of Ilorin today also added that the state hopes to do better that previous outings in the Games.
He said that the Commission and the athletes are drawing inspirations from the motivations of the state Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who he said, has approved all that was requested for.
“We have the third largest contingent, and that cannot go for nothing. We are targeting nothing but to do better than what we used to have.
‘The Governor has motivated us enough, because he has given us everything we requested for. Our athletes, coaches and other officials are ready for the challenges.
He however, charged the athletes to compete honourably, and be good ambassadors of the state.