The 6th Delta State Sports Festival opened yesterday (08/05/2017) at the state polytechnic stadium in Ozoro amid pomp and revelry.

Mascot of the 2017 Delta State Sports Festival at the opening ceremony yesterday.
Photo: Henry Unini

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by the Commissioner for Urban Renewal, Hon. Oghenekaro Ilolo, took the salute during the march past that featured athletes from the 25 local government areas that are participating in the competition.

Dr. Tony Onowhakpo took the oath on behalf of the officiating officials, while renowned sprinter, Egwero Ogho-Oghene, did the same on behalf of the athletes.

The state Arts Council cultural troupe added colours with their professional displays. Ika Rangers FC and Isoko United FC also clashed in a football match as part of the opening ceremony.

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