The Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission, Patrick Onyedum has revealed that the athlete are properly motivated ahead of the 21st National Sports Festival Delta State.
Onyedum told newsmen on Thursday that Anambra State Governor, Professor Charles Soludo have promised to encourage athletes who wins medals for the state.
He said the leadership of the commission is focused on the grassroots and will continue to give opportunities to younger athletes.
Onyedum said, “Anambra athletes have been properl motivated ahead of the National Sports Festival. We ensured that the athletes had a befitting closed Camp before the festival proper and the state government made us comfortable.
“The Governor has informed the commission of his intentions to reward excellent athletes and those that wins laurels for the state.
“Some of the athletes participating in this year’s festival are those that won silver and bronze at past National Sports Festivals and I am optimistic that the athletes will land more gold medals”.
He further said, “I am focused on how to improve the grassroots sports in Anambra state. We have athletes scattered across the state and by the Grace of God, Anambra will once again be the ‘Mecca of Sports’ in Nigeria.