In Abia State the track and field season is officially over. This is because the only track facility in the State capital Umuahia has been washed away by the rain.
According Abia athletics head coach, Tobias Igwe this was set back to his programme to groom young athletes in the State.
â€œThe only track we use to train is flooded we have no where to train till October when the ran is gone. â€œThis is really affecting out work here. Things are so bad that sometimes we have to train on the hard tarred road. There a lot of talents here we need to groom them.
Abia state his home to top athletes like Obinna Metu, Onyabor Nworgu, Josephine Omaka, Helen Emedolu and others.
â€œIt is a very sad situation,Â It is not like when we are in Enugu where there is a very good track,â€ coach Igwe lamented.