By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Calabar
CROSS River State Government has predicted that the state athletes to the National Sports Festival that begins in Lagos tomorrow will win at least 14 gold medals.
The Commissioner for Sports and Youths Development, Mr. Patrick Ugbe expressed optimism at the weekend while briefing journalists in Calabar.
He said that the state expects the athletes to double the state’s achievements from their last outing in Rivers State.
Ugbe said, “We believe that we can improve on our performance in the last sport festival that was held in Port Harcourt, RiversState.
Then, we had seven gold medals and this year we believe we would do much better than that.
“We expect a hundred per cent improvement in our performances at the games which means a minimum of 14 gold medals, but I think we can do better than 14 gold medals.