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By Joy Diamond Leka

Adamawa State Contingents to the North East Zonal elimination in team events in Maiduguri, Borno State arrived Thursday 23rd January, 2020 and played only the evening matches  and was walk over at the morning matches due to late arrival. The walk over affected the high rated Adamawa Team and robbed it the opportunity to win in some major events they are best known for. 

Team Adamawa however qualified in both The female handball and Basketball to represent the zone at the National Sports Festival in Edo State. 

The acting Director of Sports Adamawa State, Mrs Esther Dominic said Sport Directors in the zone will sit down and workout ways towards addressing the walk over issues and see how only the best teams in the zone represents it at the forth coming  Festival in Edo State. And, not just award marks base on walk over. 

Esther Dominic thanked the ATM Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for making it possible for the State to participate at the Zonal elimination in Borno State.  

The North East Zonal Coordinator of the National Sports Commission, Mohammed Kabir Datti said the North East Zonal elimination commenced the same time in the Six Geo-Political Zones on the 21-1-2020 and ends 24-1-2020. Datti says Five States in the North East have participated except Bauchi and no reason was given.

He said Adamawa and Taraba came late by arriving on the second day of the tournament, but played their remaining marches after several walk over. The Zonal Coordinator, thanked the Governors of the five States that made available their teams to be part of the  north east family at the elimination and appealed them to make funds available to their team's to the National Sports Festival in Edo State.

Team Adamawa were escorted from Yobe State to Maiduguri by a combined military and para-military forces and are expected to do same Saturday 25-1-2020 back to Yobe due to security reasons along  Yobe and Maiduguri roads.

The  events include Female Foodball
Female Basketball 
Female Handball
Female Rugby 
Male Rugby
Male Abula

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