Police Games: Lagos Command swimmers target eight gold

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Lagos State Police Command swimmers say they will clinch at least eight of the 15 gold medals on offer at the Nigeria Police Force Games in Port Harcourt.

The Games will hold from March 3 to 10.

In separate interviews with the News Agency Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos at their training session at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, they said that they were ready for the competition.

They said that lack of facilities and training kits as well as grants would not deter them from wining at the 10th edition of the bi-annual competition.

Cpl. Yellow Yeiyah, the team’s captain, said that they had trained hard and were in high spirit to excel at the Games.

Yeiyah said that the postponement of the competition would help them to improve on their training.

“We are in good form and high spirit and will win nothing less than eight gold medals out of the 12 at stake at the competition,’’ he said.

Cpl. Gabatomini Williams also said that in spite of lack of facilities, the team had managed to train hard for them to soar high in the competition.

She appealed to the NPF to promote the officers who win gold at the competition rather than monetary reward.

Cpl. Ebinga Enanma said that athletes with outstanding performance should be given international exposure for them to represent Nigeria at international competitions.

“I learnt that other countries will be participating, this will make the competition to be highly competitive but I appeal that outstanding officers should be given international exposure,’’ Enanma said.

Twenty swimmers, including 10 males and 10 females will represent the Lagos State Command at the Games.


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