Bayelsa State emerged as over-all third best in the just concluded National Sport Festival with 56 gold, 55 silver and 58 bronze medals.
The “Miracle” Governor, Senator Douye Diri while receiving Team Bayelsa from the Festival on arrival from Benin City, Edo State, congratulated the athletes for bringing back home a trophy for the first time in the history of Bayelsa State.
Governor Diri further charged the athletes to start preparing early enough so they can emerge as the over-all best in the next sport festival, that will be holding in neighbouring Delta State.
Delta State took the first position with 158 gold, 116 silver and 110 bronze medals while host, Edo State emerged second with 129 gold, 104 silver and 108 bronze medals.
The next National Sport Festival will be held in Delta State.
From all of us in Niger Delta Connect, we say a big vongratulations to Team Bayelsa and all Bayelsans at large.