WAUG: We’ve discovered quality athletes for international championships, coach says

Godwin Ogogo, the President, Track and Field Coaches of , says quality athletes for championships have been discovered at the ongoing West African University Games (WAUG) in Port Harcourt.

Ogogo told the News Agency of (NAN) on the sidelines of WAUG at the University of Port Harcourt on Thursday that Nigerian athletes were doing well.

“These athletes are good enough for the African Games, the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

“If we take to camp early and for a time, they be able to well in all the championships,” he said.

Ogogo identified lack of sponsorship as one of the challenges facing Nigerian athletes.

“We lack sponsorship. There are no available funds to bring together to improve their skills.

“The athletes well when you take to camp and expose . It also make the country to bounce back to win gold medals in the Olympics.

“If they don’t have this, they cannot compete with their counterparts outside. So, going outside to meet other people help them a lot,” he said.

The coach urged the organised private sector to intervene and support the in sponsoring athletes for maximum performance for the benefit of the country.(NAN)

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