NIGTEQ to introduce Teqball to Schools, University

 

President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Engr. Habu Ahmed Gumel has said the game of Teqball will be introduced to schools and universities in order to further populaise the sport in the country.

Gumel who currently doubles as the President of Nigeria Teqball Federation (NIGTEQ) said this while inaugurating the six member Executive Committee at the Secretariat of the Association of the National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA) in Abuja last Saturday.
He disclosed that the sport has been established in 29 states of the country and the board intends to cover the 36 states including Abuja.

On the issue of funding, he said every sport requires element funding and that they need sponsorship from individuals and corporate orgainsations to attend international competitions and organise local ones.

“We need funding, we have to brand the office itself, we are going to discuss how to get money including tasking ourselves, funding in every sport is key and very important, it is a new sport and it has to be known by many people. We intend to spread it not only to states but the Secondary schools and Universities.
“We have distributed tables to states and the colleges and universities are asking for tables. We are going to spread the rules and regulations which we have on paper. We have already trained referees and coaches to officiate and train the athletes.

He also said they will be holding coaching and referee courses to aquaint them in the course of handling the game adding that the sport is open to anybody and is played by the head and leg either at indoor or outdoor.
Members inaugurated include Dr. Barr. Mrs. Victoria Nlemigbo (Imo State) representing South East, Mrs. Patience Okosun (Edo State) representing South-South, and Dr. Olukemi Omolola Ogunniran (Oyo State) representing South West.

Other members are Dr. Isa Egan Salifu (Kogi State) representing North Central, Pastor Yakubu Adamu Yola (Gombe State) representing North East, and Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar Mohammad (Jigawa) representing North West.
Secretary General of NIGTEQ, Mr. Ndudi E. Edede, said members were appointed in line with the regulations of the International Teqball Federation (FITEQ) and their proven track records in the area of sports development.

 

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