… Nigeria banned from rugby events
The chairman, caretaker committee, Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has said his federation has been attending international competitions on their own, basically without government support ever since they came on board in 2017.
The former Osun State governor made this known in a chat during the inauguration of the caretaker committees by the minister of Youth and Sports Development on Tuesday in Abuja.
“Ever since we came on board to administer the federation, we have been up and taking part in international competition and ensuring our golfers are well exposed. As president, I have always been taking part in international competition. We have our players to Morocco, Ireland, Botswana, Argentina and Mauritius on our own,” he said.
He further said the standard of the game has improved and efforts have been made to improve and discover new talents.
“I think we have gone a step higher than when we met when we came on board. We have been organizing age-grade competitions to discover new talents. We have been keeping faith with our programs as far as golf is concerned. If we find ourselves going to the Olympics, I’m sure I can get golfers that will do us proud,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Nigeria is set to miss out on participating at the Rugby World Cup repêchage tournament in Burkina Faso next month following the suspension of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation from all events.
According to the NRFF’s team manager, Dele Coker on his twitter handle, the development is as a result of the dissolution of the board by the sports ministry which is against the stipulations of the approved constitution and is highly disruptive for the unions’ operations.