By Emma Jemegah and Paul Erewuba, Benin
BIG Brother Naija Peper Dem gang runner up, Mike Edwards, is one of the stars of the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin, Edo State, as he will be competing in the men’s High Jump for Team Rivers.
Speaking with our correspondent, the Rivers State Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Honour Sira-woo, who said the state was ready to go all the way to the title revealed that it was a coup for the state as they were able to secure the services of the 2018 winner of the event.
“Edwards will be the face of Rivers State at this year’s festival,” he said.
“He will be competing for our state and we are expecting him to defend the title he won in 2018 during the last festival in Abuja.”
Edwards represented Delta State in Abuja but with the reduction in numbers of athletes due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic, he was unable to be part of the Delta State contingent, hence his decision to compete in the colours of Rivers state