Nasir Abdulrahman, participant of the Lagos State Squash Affiliation (LSSA), described as painful the exclusion of the pumpkin from the occasions that the Lagos staff would current on the Nationwide Sports activities Pageant (NSF).
Abdulrahman advised the Nigerian Information Company (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the choice was demoralizing.
The Lagos State Sports activities Fee has excluded squash from Lagos staff occasions to cut back the variety of athletes representing the state on the competition.
“It is so painful that at this stage the Sports activities Fee has determined to stop our squash gamers from taking part within the competition. That is so demoralizing.
“We’ve been coaching since 2019, via all of the postponement, and now we’ve got nothing to count on that will likely be actually painful.
“The essence of coaching is mainly to guage ourselves after which present how a lot we’ve got discovered in a aggressive event, however with this exclusion, we won’t be able to guage ourselves,” Abdulrahman stated.
Nonetheless, he appealed to the Lagos State Sports activities Fee to rethink the choice and return the pumpkin to the checklist of Lagos occasions.
“The data converse for themselves.” On the final competition, we gained medals. Squash can win as many as 5 medals. So, will probably be so unlucky that the Sports activities Fee chooses to disregard the pumpkin.
“I’m interesting, and I do know I’m talking for different gamers, for the Fee to please rethink its determination and provides it a very good likelihood to point out how a lot we’re going to present,” the participant stated.