22 November 2012

Nigeria: 11,549 Registered for 2012 Sports Festival

A total number of 11,549 athletes and officials have been authentically registered for the National Sports Festival (NSF) billed for Lagos, according to National Sports Commission (NSC).

The total number does not however include Main Organizing Committee (MOC) members, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) members, Liaison Officers, workforce and volunteers.

A breakdown of the 11,549 participants shows that athletes are 8,045, coaches 1,382, Team Officials 1,000 while 1,122 delegates will take part in the Games.

A total of 1132 Technical Officials will be deployed during the festival out which 613 will be invited from outside Lagos 519 sourced from within.

Meanwhile Minister of Sports Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has received his accreditation card from the Main Organizing Committee (MOC).

Receiving the accreditation card in his office in Abuja, the Minister said that the completion of registration of team officials, athletes, coaches and delegates for the festival online has marks the beginning of another innovation and improvement in the Games.

He noted that the involvement of international sporting organizations and personalities in the 2012 edition will add value and promote international best practices in the biennial sports fiesta.

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