2022 CWG:Mark Igoche Eulogizes Team Nigeria Feat
…Says grassroots development panacea
By: Ben Nwachukwu, Abuja
The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF, Mark Igoche has eulogized the wonderful feat achieved by team Nigeria in the just concluded Commonwealth Games ( CWG) in Birmingham, United Kingdom saying grassroots development remains panacea to end the dearth of talents in the country.
The Basketball administrator saluted the tenacity and doggedness displayed by the athletes,while commending the coaches for their technical know how which led Nigeria to finish strong.
Mark in a statement on Monday in Abuja, commended officials of the sports ministry led by the dynamic sports minister, Sunday Dare and also, the Habul Gumel led Nigeria Olympic Committe (NOC) for their leadership expertise displayed before and during the Queen’s game.
“As a sports lover, let me commend the athletes who represented Nigeria at the just concluded Commonwealth games in Birmingham, United Kingdom. I salute the tenacity and doggedness of the athletes, and not also forgetting the coaches, whose technical knowledge made Nigeria finish strong. The leadership expertise of the sports ministry led by the Sports Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, and the Nigeria Olympic Committee led by Engr.Habul Gumel.”
Mark’s statement however urges all Sports administrators in the country to set as priority, grassroot development; which according to him, remains the panacea to end the dearth of talents in Nigeria.
Nigeria ranked seventh on the overall table with 12 gold medals in the just concluded CWG in Birmingham.