By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
A gymnastic coach, Anthony Asuquo believes that the future of the sports in the country is bright noting that Nigeria has the capacity to produce future Olympic champions in the game if it is properly managed.
He disclosed that unlike in the past where youth shun the sports because of its complexity, many of them are now embracing it and willing to showcase their God given talents in the sports which is a sign of good things to come.
” Nigeria is blessed with abundant talents in the game of gymnastics but they need encouragement to excel in the sports. i’m happy that unlike what happened in the past, when we find it difficult to get athletes for the sports we now have some talented youths who are training daily and improving their form and I can assure you that with adequate preparation and exposure, we will not only challenge for honours at the continent but produce future champions’, he explained.
Asuquo believes that constant training and re-training of athletes and adequate exposure is what is needed for them to excel with an appeal to corporate organisations to complement efforts of government by investing in the sports.
” Gymnastics is an interesting sports full of entertainment and if adequately developed can give us future Olympic champions but for this to be achievable, corporate organisations must invest in the sports because government cannot do it alone, he concluded.