by means of Paul Erewuba
Former African and nationwide triple bounce report holder, Rosa Collins, has bemoaned the gradual however regular decline of Nigeria athletics.
Collins, who emerged the triple jump champion at Harare ’ninety five All African video games, mentioned it used to be time for stakeholders to return together and salvage the situation.
“for a few years now our athletics has been in a negative state. Our athletes no longer measure up at global competitions. And even after they do, they do not win any medal. i believe now’s the time for these of us who’re in the game to place in our little efforts to revive it.”
speaking to Journalists yesterday in Lagos, while harping on the necessity for Nigerian athletes to get it proper, Collins, one of the most contenders for the position of President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), said if she turns into the president she would be sure that the whole thing the federation does is geared against getting outcomes. She stressed out that she would offer the athletes and coaches with a just right welfare package in addition to to ensure that at least five competitions are organised every quarter.
Collins explained that as an comprehensive businesswoman, she would use her place to draw sponsors to the federation, adding that Nigerian athletes are inclined to defect to other countries as a result of negative remuneration and care.
“I look forward to a brand new generation, resuscitating and rebranding athletics in Nigeria.
“I represented Nigeria for many years and i do know the place the shoe pinches. those who have industry in athletics must accept the prospect to control AFN and this is the reason I provide myself because the President.
“now we have no longer been having ample trainings and long time tenting throughout world fora and this has contributed immensely to athletes’ negative performances.”