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The President of Archery Federation of Nigeria Mohammed Abdulahi has come out to say Archery is not only meant for military personnel but for everyone who are interested in playing the game.
He disclosed this while speaking with journalist during the on going National Championship and Training at the Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja.
“I want everyone to know that its a wrong notion that its only military personnel and Para Military that are actively involved in the game, the number one player we have in Archery is a civilian Emmanuel Oyeleke, a professional photographer he has never had a military training in his life and the next person to him in rank is a civil servant and he is giving the police team a fight for their money and I am also an Archer too, I am not a military man even on the board”.
“I am also an Archer we have all civilians, we only have one military man with us on the board its a game of target and shoot you just need to be focused”.
“Its meant for everyone in archery their is no discrimination in our federation so we are open to all”, he said
“Since we came on board we have enjoyed so much support coming from the media and I want to appreciate the effort the media has made our sport more popular in the country”.
“you can see archery is not a game like team event that pull a lot of crowd in participation, followers yes we have sizeable number of followership making it possible is the media for us the media has been good to us.
“Its the media that can help sell the game and help make the world to know more about us and all we can do is to keep organising events like these so that more people can come to the game,”
- ” To come and see what we are doing and move from one stage to another,”
“when we did our training in Lagos the media help us to propagate the event and also the 2nd seminar we had the media around also each time we do our events the media, prints, radio and television with online media have a always helped us.
and anytime we have an event the spiral effect has always been good to us the participant also come with their own fans” the president concluded.