EDO 2020

Abubakar (l) Simeon (right)

Niger State Squash Team in the 20th edition of National Sports Festival “Edo 2020” continued their fine run as they book a quarter-final place in the men’s double event.

The duo of Richard Simeon and Abubakar Adamu Bala dispatched their Federal Capital Territory (FCT) counterpart Mansur and Adamu this morning.

In the game of best of three, Team Niger started on a shaky note with Simeon being the major culprit quickly regained his confidence back and they triumphed over their FCT.

Simeon said that he didn’t know what came over him, but had to quickly readjust and find his rhythm.

He promised that their eyes are on the gold medal as such promised to give their best when they confront one of the powerhouse names in sports in Nigeria Lagos State.

Meanwhile, Coach Segun Afokhai has dismissed fears that they are no match for Lagos.

Coach Segun is optimistic that his players are battle-ready and set to meet any team.

Yesterday, the quadruplet of Adamu Abubakar Bala, Usman Abubakar, Richard Simeon and Gideon Bala beat Bayelsa State 2-0 in the men’s team event to advance to the quarter-final.