By Olayinka Elebute
Chairman, Plateau State Teqball Association, Miri Timnan Nyantau, has reinstated his commitment to make the sport on the Plateau an envy of other sports both nationally and internationally.
MTN, as the chairman is fondly called made this statement when he received journalists in his office on Tuesday.
While answering questions thrown at him by pressmen who are eager to know more about the newly introduced sport on the Plateau and how it can thrive and rub shoulders with established sports like football and basketball among others, MTN rolled out activities put on ground to make the sport thrive and be loved by all and sundry,hence, bringing glory to the State and Nigeria as a whole.
In his words, “After receiving our letters of appointments from the National body of Teqball in Nigeria, we first and foremost introduced ourselves to the Sports council in the State officially, before we put our well furnished association secretariat on ground to get down to serious work.
We sensitized the people of Plateau State via the media, we used the traditional method, which is ” town-crying” in communities to make our people know what Teqball is.”
Nyantau, continues: “The media sensitization will continue and we are also starting some grassroots competitions in each 17 local government areas the moment we get some facilities from the national body. These and many more we want to do which I will not want to disclose or make public for now for some reasons personally known to me and my Vice Chairman, Sammy Adesoji and the Secretary.”
Teqball is a ball sport that is played on a curved table, combining elements of football and table tennis. Back and forth, the players hit a football with any part of the body except arms and hands. Teqball can be played between two players as a singles game, or between four players as a doubles game.