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Medals swell as FCT Minister secures insurance for National Youth Games athletes

Team Federal Capital Territory have continued to make the Nation’s capital proud as they chase more medals at the ongoing National Youth Games holding at the University of Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

‎So far, FCT have paraded unarguably the youngest Athletes in the youth competition winning seven medals – two gold, one silver and four bronze.

The breakdown of various sports with the trail-blazing performance indicated that chess snapped up one gold and Bronze, Tennis won one gold and a silver ‎while karate got the other bronze medals.

As at the time of filling this report, more medals were expected from Abuja athletes in badminton and Athletics being the very last event before the games were brought to a close yesterday.

‎Meanwhile, ‎FCT Minister Alhaji Mohammed Musa Bello has secured a historic insurance cover for all athletes who took part at the NYG.

FCT acting director of sports, Dilichukwu Onyedinma maintained that the unprecedented gesture was one sure way if ensuring a long term plan aimed at giving athletes the needed attention even as they take part in subsequent competitions.