TORNADOES (3)By George Daniya

Niger State Squash Team has advanced to the quarter-final stage of the National Sports Festival taking place in Benin.

The quartet of Adamu Abubakar, Usman Abubakar, Richard Simeon Oyediran and Gideon Bala secured a 2-0 win for Niger State against Bayelsa State and would face host Edo State in the quarter-final.

In Hockey played earlier, Niger and Kaduna states settled for a 1-1 draw.

In another event team, Niger in 56 kg of Boxing first match lost on points to Osun while light-heavyweight 81 kg the state succumbed to the punches of  Cross River on points.

Whereas, Kano gave Niger State a knock out in Kick-boxing 75kg but redeemed itself against Rivers winning unanimously on points in her first match.

 For Taekwondo first match 82 kg, Niger walkover Borno State.