Yakubu Halliru Jekadafari
No fewer than 14 AthIetes, led by four officials from Gombe State would feature at the 7th National Youth Games holding in Asaba.
The young AthIetes drawn from the Gombe Athletics Academy created by the Chairman, Gombe State Athletics Association Hon. Ahmed Shuaibu Gara would be contesting for medals in 15 events.
In a press statement signed by Team leader Prince Simon Ayuba stated that Athletes and technical officials to feature in Asaba Youth Games are Blessing Ehi Ikpa, Comfort Emela, Maryam Zarma Aliu,
Zainab Nafada,, Confidence Eze, Happiness Peter, Safiya Mohammed Adamu, Salma Mohammed, Hamza Dalhatu, Ilesha Kengs, Samuel Okeke, Abdullahi Abdullahi Adamu, Samuel Okeke and Lamech Danladi
The Team technical Officials include, Prince Simon Ayuba, Academy Director/Technical Adviser to Chairman Gombe, Athletics Association, Isaac W Linga , Head of Coaching Gombe Sports Commission,
SWAN /Jewel FM and Kabiru Lawan, Secretary Gombe Athletics Association.
Gombe AthIetes would also seek for honours in 15 Events namely, Hamza Dalhatu 100M 4X100,
Blessing Ehi Ikpa, Ilesha Kengs, 100M 4X100, Comfort Emela, Samuel Okeke, 4X100,
Maryam Zarma Aliu, Abdullahi Abdullahi Adamu 4X100
Zainab Nafada, Samuel Okeke, 200M,
Blessing Ehi Ikpa, Hamza Dalhatu 200M,
Confidence Eze, Samuel Okeke, 400M 4X400,
Happiness Peter, Hamza Dalhatu, 400M 4X40O, Confidence Eze, Lamech Danladi, 4X400,
Salma Mohammed, llisha Kengs, 4X400,
Safiya Mohammed Adamu, Abdullahi Abdullahi Adamu, Long jump,
Confidence Eze, Hamza Dalhatu, 4x100m Mixed Relay,
Blessing Ehi Ikpa, Samuel Okeke
4x100m Mixed Relay,
Confidence Eze, Ilesha Kengs, 4x400m Mixed Relay
Happiness Peter, Lamech Danladi and Salma Mohammed.
4x400m Mixed Relay.
According to the Team leader Prince Ayuba, the crop of talents who are mainly from the AthIetics Academy will be competing for the first time and there are high expectations for good Competition from the young AthIetes which expectedly would pave way for improved performance.
He added that Gombe is here to announce that abundant young talents exist in schools, communities and villages in the state, and
they are will be in Asaba to showcase these talents, interact among themselves, exchange positive ideas.