Qualifiers in some of the events have started to emerge in the 2012 South -South Zonal Qualifiers in Yenagoa, Beyelsa State.
In handball, Edo State women handball team qualified for the forthcoming National Sports Festival billed to hold in Lagos.
Edo handball team defeated Bayelsa team in the first game by twenty four points to five, and narrowly beat arch rival, Delta thirteen to twelve points to secure the sole qualification ticket in the handball event.
Eghosa Agbolahor, who is covering the South -South Zonal elimination games in Bayelsa State, reports that Edo state women handball team are the defending champions, having won gold in the event at the last National Sports Festival.
The final qualification game in men’s handball event featuring Edo, Delta and Bayelsa teams will be decided tomorrow at Peace Park, Yenagoa.
In the men’s football event, Delta State played a one all draw with host, Bayelsa to secure qualification ticket ahead of Edo and Bayelsa on superior goals.
Bayelsa women team beat Edo team two goals to one to secure the qualification ticket in the women’s football event for the National Sports Festival.