Big Brother Naija Peper housemate, Mike Edwards is seeking to win medals at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin, Edo State.
The runnerup in the Pepper Dem edition will be competing in the men’s high Jump event for Team Rivers.
The Permanent Secretary in the Rivers Statet Ministry of Sports, Honor Sirawoo, 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 whom he said will be the face of Rivers State at this year’s festival.
“He will be competing for our state and we are expecting him to defend his title 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 colours of Rivers state