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Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation.

Delta State is synonymous with Sports, having embarked on a sports revolution aimed at returning the state to the leadership position which the former mid-west region was known. In recent times, hardly any major national sports event has occurred without an impressive and dominant showing of Delta State Sportsmen and Woman.

The governor of delta state has been working towards reviving school sports at the basic, secondary and tertiary school levels. The Initiative, which was spearheaded by the governor through the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education and Chairman Sports Council, is designed as a platform on which students can compete for trophies and prizes, so as to encourage an early appreciation for sports and instil a sense of sportsmanship and healthy competition in school sports.

The present administration stresses the importance of promoting school sports by investing in the provision of quality sport facilities in various schools across the state. This is done with the belief that it will facilitate the early spotting of young talents who with proper training can be groomed to participate in both local and international games.


To justify the quality of sports facilities and equipment for training and competition provided by the sports loving government in delta state, our sports men and women have proven their worth and prowess by winning laurels in all major sports competitions in the country.

Some of the notable sports achievements of the state since 2009 till date include:


Event Name




Common Wealth Game Trials held in Ibadan, Feb 2009

Ibadan, Feb 2009

1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals


Dr. J.K. Randles Swimming Competition

Lagos, May 2009

12 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze medals


Gabriel Suswam Athlethes’ Classic


2nd Position


Ladi Lawal Athletes Classic

Lagos, June 2009

1st Runner Up


Friends of Chess Tournament

Lagos, June 2009

2nd Position


Igbinedion’s Male and Female Rugby 10s Cup

Benin, July 2009

1st Position


North/West Africa Female 7s Rugby Tournament

Accra, July 2009

2nd Position


Nigeria/NNPC/Exxon Mobile Track and Field Trials for World Championship

Abuja, July 2009

11 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze medals


1st National Age Group Swimming Competition

Lagos, Sept 2009

1st Position


Dr E.I.P Ebosie Foundation Swimming Competition

Lagos, Oct 2009

1st Position


9th Port Harcourt Scrabble Open Championship

Lagos, Oct 2009

1st Position


25th Edition of the Dart Game Competition

Port Harcourt, Oct 2009

3 gold medals


International Female 7-a- side Rugby Tournament

Accra, Oct 2009

1st Position


Baseball Zonal Qualifier in South/South-East

Port Harcourt, Nov 2009.

1st in baseball, 2nd in softball


National Open Men and Women Karate Championship

Kaduna, Nov 2009

9 Gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze medals


U-23 Boys’ First Lagos Governor’s Open Squash Championship

Lagos, Nov 2009

1st position


U-18 Girls’ First Lagos Governor’s Open Squash Championship

Lagos, Nov 2009

1st runner up


1st Governor Timipre Silver Classic Wrestling Championship

Yenagoa, Dec 2009

2nd Position


National Weightlifting Open Trial

Lagos, Feb – March 2010

8 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 bronze medals


Common Wealth games

Ibadan, May 2010

2nd in TTDB Doubles, 3rd in 501 Doubles


7th Nkoyo Ibori U-18 Athletes Championship

Oghara, March 2010

3 Gold and Bronze medal


Hockey Super League

Lagos, May 2010

2nd Position


1st Governor Chibuike Amaechi’s National Judo Competition

Port-Harcourt, July 2010

6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals


National Karate Black Belt Colleagues Workshop and Championship

Lagos, Sept 2010

2 Gold, 3 silver medals


Baseball Super 4

Abuja, Jan 2011

1st Position


2nd Komolafe Memorial Darts Competition

Ilesha, Jan 2011

1 Gold, Silver and 4 Bronze medals


Abuja City Open Badminton Championship

Abuja, Jan 2011

3rd Position


National Open Weightlifting Championship

Lagos, March 2011

7 Gold, 10 Silver and 1 bronze medals


Male and Female June Dart Championship

Ilorin, June 2011

3 Gold, 2 silver medals


3rd Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Open Swimming Championship

Ilorin, June 2011

9 Gold, 8 Silver and 5 Bronze Medals


Pst. Daniel Olukoya U-18 Athletics Championship

Lagos, March 2011

6 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals


1st Golden League

Lagos, Feb 2011

1st Position


2nd Golden League

Shagamu, March 2011


3rd Golden League

Abuja, April 2011


17th National Sports Festival (Garden City Games)


82 Gold, 89 Silver and 81 Bronze medals


Delta state has produced many stars that have dominated Nigerian Sports on both the local and international scene. Some of them include:
•    Augustine Azuka “Jay Jay” Okocha
•    Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh
•    Wilson Oruma
•    Blessing Okagbare
•    Ogho-Oghene Egwero etc

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