By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
Chairman Director of Sports Forum Nigeria, Tunde Kazeem has charged the Nigeria Muaythai Federation to be steadfast in their push for Muaythai to be re-admited into the National Sports Festival.
Tunde Kazeem gave the charge in his office in Ilorin the Kwara State capital during the visit of the board members of the Nigeria Muaythai Federation led by it’s president, Comrade Paul Egonu.
The Federation met with members of state Directors of sports at the just concluded National Youth Games to solicit for support for the re inclusion of the sport at the forthcoming National Sports Festival in Edo State next year.
Kazeem who doubles as the Director of Sports Kwara State assured the federation of all the necessary support to achieve their aim.
Meanwhile, Muaythai will be featuring as a demonstration sports at the forthcoming national sports festival in Edo State next year.
President of the Muaythai Federation of Nigeria, Comrade Paul Egonu who paid a courtesy visit to the consultant of the Edo 2020 National sports Festival Mr Brown Ebewele in his office in Benin City Edo State recently, said it was agreed that Muaythai will come back to the fold of sports at the national sports festival in Edo State.
Egonu, in company of his board members were in Benin City to put the necessary machinery on ground to give the sport a sound footing during festival.
Egonu said the visit became necessary to give the numerous talented athletes a bigger platform to showcase their skills and win laurels for their respective states.
He said although Muaythai has been featuring at the National Sports Festival in time past but due to logistic reasons the sport was dropped from the festival.
He reiterated the commitment of his board to ensure Muaythai becomes a force to reckon with in Nigeria sports story.
Consultant, Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, Brown Ebewele assured the board of all necessary support to re-admit Muaythai into the festival.
He commended the president of the Muaythai Federation of Nigeria, Paul Egonu, for his drive and vision to develop the sport at the grassroots.