By Olayinka Elebute and Oluwole Francis
The President of Nigeria Teqball Federation, Habu Gumel has expressed his excitment at the rate Teqball is being given acceptance, the game which is new in the country and its also been given recognition by the National Olympic committee and its importance in the Nation.
He said this while addressing journalist at Teqball Coaches, Referee’s 4- day Capacity training in Abuja
“I am very happy that immediately the game was registered in the country the international federation sent us the playing equipment, which was distributed all over the Nation to the clubs and state, international body sent us technical official to come and help us train the coaches and players so that the facilities will be properly utilise and for that reason I deem it fit as the president to come down here to come and witness the training and meet our guest before they go and also to meet with our coaches, referee and players to tell them the importance of the training they are attending after the training they are supposed to go back to their state and trained the players to help us create awareness for the game because we want to make sure that Teqball are played in 36 states and abuja and that teqball is properly established in Nigeria”. He said.
The president, who also double as Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) chairman, said “we will try as much as possible that Teqball will get the approval because the council has approved the game in Nigeria.
The council mean all the commissioner in the state has approved the game either as a demonstration game or as a game that will be part of the next Sports festival in 2022 and On our part we will make sure that Teqball is played in every corner of the state that is the only way the commissioner will be able to approve the game once they are familiar with it in their state and we are we will train more coaches and referee and we will continue to train more so that we will have”.
Speaking further, the president is of the opinion that more people will be involved playing the game all across the country that is important and we will be involved with a lot of publicity so that people will be aware of the game so many young people will take into the game of Teqball in the future the president concluded.