Anambra State Government is determined to shrug off the nightmare of the abysmal performance of its contingent to the last National Sport Festival in Lagos.
To this end, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr. Edozie Aroh, has said that the state was getting to the grassroots and schools to raise a generation of sportsmen and women that will take the state to sports glory in the near future.
Aroh said the state’s team to the National School Sports Festival in Port Harcourt would move into camp next week. Anambra finished 30th in the national sports festival with three silver and two bronze.
The school sports festival will be hosted by the Rivers Government from Jan. 24 to Feb. 4. The commissioner said the students for the competition would be camped at a venue yet to be determined.
He said the state was yet to receive it’s athletes to the last National Sports Festival because government was still investigating the issues that arose out of the dismal performance of its team to the festival.
He expressed dismay with the unimpressive outing of Team Anambra at the games in Lagos in spite of the attention it got during preparations for it.
He said that precautionary measures would be taken to improve the state’s performance in future games. But he said the athletes who won medals at the festival in Lagos would be reward as soon as investigations into what led to the poor performance were over.