Oyo and Taraba States Athletes have been disqualified from participating in the national sports Festival Competition for alleged failure to produce their Covid-19 test results.
The Edo State deputy governor and Chairman of Local Organising Committee, Mr. Philip Shaibu, disclosed this at UNIBEN sports Complex shortly after inspecting the Covid-19 screening Centre.
Checks by our Correspondents revealed that Officials from the affected States (Oyo and Taraba) are already appealing the verdict.
The other Athletes who have been screened engaged in different training at the Complex.
Organisers of the Festival tagged: “Edo 2020”, which kicked off on Friday, had announced that Covid-19 test is compulsory for all participating Athletes in the tournament which will end on April 14, 2021.