Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Borno to Storm Lagos With a Bang

Borno state is set to storm Lagos for the 18th National Sports Festival, tagged Eko 2012 scheduled to hold in Lagos from November 27 to December 9 with a bang.

The Technical Director of the Borno State Sports Council, Bashiru Mohammed told Saturday Vanguard sports that Borno State is ready for the Sports Festival as "We are ready for Eko 2012. Our athletes have been in camp since the zonal eliminations two months ago."

Mohammed, who is also the Technical Director of the Nigeria Cycling Federation, NCF, stressed that Borno will excel in their strong areas which includes c ycling, long distance races, handball, hockey, and traditional sports.

"Borno will surprise all in cycling during the festival. We have some young boys that will paint the track scarlet. In Port Harcourt we didn't do to well but Lagos will be a different ball game. Borno will be the team to beat in Road race, sprint, team pursuit and individual time trials. Ditto other sports mentioned earlier," he boasted.

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