The chances of Ekiti state to win more medals in combat sports were on Monday brightened following the victory of Mordecai Ofe in the heavyweight male Taekwondo category.
The Ekiti state taekwondo fighter defeated his counterpart from Borno state to emerge among contenders for medals at the National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020.
The taekwondo fighter who sustained slight injury in his first fight is expected to put aside the injury scare and step unto the mat again today in continuation for his quest to win a medal.
Elsewhere, athletics events will begin on Friday while some of the boxers from Ekiti state will step into the boxing ring today
Ahead of Friday’s commencement of the athletics events, Ekiti state head of coaching who also doubles as the state athletics coach, Isiaka Oluyemi has expressed optimism the state will surely win medals in track and field events.
Actions in athletics will be held at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin same place where other games like swimming, badminton, tennis among others are being held.
Ekiti state is contesting in 18 Sports at the National Sports festival tagged Edo 2020.
In the meantime, it has now been confirmed that the widely circulated news about sHopes, embers of Team Kogi Covid19 positive status was untrue .
Findings showed that after series of tests conducted by the NSF medical team. none of the athletes not officials tested positive as earlier reported in some media .
The contingents, were subjected to rigorous tests by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who later declared all 41 athletes and 35 officials from Kogi reportedly tested negative.
Team Ekiti NSF Media