Milestone; Erena elected Africa’s Regional VP for Squash Federation


By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna.
Nigeria will now sits tops at the decision making table of the game of Squash following the election of Adamu Erena at the African Squash Federation’s election held recently in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Erena, the current President, Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF), was elected the regional Vice President, Africa Squash Federation (North).
In an interview with our correspondent, Erena said the election that brought him into office was keenly contested by veterans in the game of Squash from some African countries but he and four other candidates were victorious at the polls.
Erena said his election means a big plus to Nigeria and the game of Squash. He said he would make the country move higher on the Squash game map, adding that talent hunts competitions amongst schools would be launched to popularise the game across the country.
Erena urged corporate organizations and well placed individuals to support sports development to keep youths out of the streets and from crimes and other social vices.
Adamu Erena who was once Chairman, Niger State Squash Association (NSSA), assured that efforts would be made to encourage youths to take to the game.
Erena spoke in an interview shortly after the opening of a two day North-Central zonal Secondary Schools Squash Competition for Under-19 Boys and Girls taking place in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The new African Squash Federation Vice President took over from fellow compatriot, Mr. Femi Ajagbe, his predecessor. He said the game would be given due attention, respect and recognision to promote it in the continent and the world in general.
Erena said sports remains one of the most acceptable social chanels to suck up the energy of youths by engaging them in rewarding sporting activities away from crime and added that governments, corporate bodies and individuals must explore the bounteous benefits of sports for the development of the country.
Erena said the Nigeria Squash Federation is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Sports, (North-Central zone) and in conjunction with the Niger State Ministry of Sports to organize a talent hunt championship aimed at discovering budding talents amongst secondary schools in the zone.
The zonal.(North – Central) Secondary Schools Squash Championship is featuring players drawn from the six states of Kwara, Benue, Kogi, Plateau, Nasarawa and Niger as well the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Abuja.


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