The much anticipated and controversy ridden National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 have been postponed for the second time. We may recall that the Festival was scheduled to hold in March 2020 but called off because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. A supposed new date was fixed for December 3rd to 18th 2020, but has now been pushed to 3rd – 18th January 2021.
This was conveyed in a letter signed by the Secretary of the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) of the new date agreed after virtual meeting between Officials of the Presidential task Force on Covid-19, The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) and the Edo State Government.
The new date gives all parties involved enough time to adequately plan and put all Covid-19 safety protocols in place while gifting Athletes enough time to prepare.