STORIES By IME BASSEY
Nigeria has formally been re-admitted as a full member of the World Archery Federation (WAF).
In a letter addressed to the Nigeria Archery Federation (NAFED)dated April 3, 2012 in Lausanne, Switzerland and signed by the World Archery Federation Secretary-General Mr. Tom Dielen, WAF declared that “Since no objection was raised within 60 days of the announcement by NAFED requesting membership, by consequence Nigeria is now a member of the World Archery Federation.
As a World Archery Member Nigeria Archery Federation is eligible to take part in any world archery tournaments.
The letter also stated that during the next congress slated for Lausanne, Switzerland in 2013, Nigeria’s formal application for a permanent membership will be put to vote.
The Nigeria Archery Federation is under the protem Presidency of Mr.Felix Okugbe with Mr Gbenga Boluji as its protem Secretary General.
Other protem executive members are Mr. Bola Orodele, Frank Ilaboya, Izekor Lucky, Adeleke Badmus, Lucky Tom Oniovo, Mrs. Temilola Adesina, Bayo Lawason, Mr. Toyin Ibitoye and Mr. Akala Olawale.
According to Mr. Okugbe, the Nigeria Archery Federation has started developing facilities in Abeokuta, Abuja, Lagos and Benin City for the training of Archery Coaches and the development of young Archers using secondary schools and tertiary institutions as take off base.
The Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) and the Nigeria University Games Association will also partner NAFED in this quest to develop archery in Nigeria.
NWFL chairperson excited over league matches
Chairperson of the Nigerian Women Football League, Dilichukwu Onyedima has expressed joy on the outcome of the four weeks old female league.
Speaking to Saturday Vanguard Sports from Abuja, the Director of FCT Queens said any team that misses its matches will not get board room points as the NWFL will not condole such.
“The league has started despite the insinuation by some persons that it won’t. Also no player of any team has boycotted any match since commencement. The games have been going on fine and we pray it continues,” Onyedima said.
On her expectation for this weekend games, the NWFL board member urged referees to give decent officiating so beautiful football could be seen.
“My expectation is simple, good football that is coordinated with better officiating. I don’t want to see teams missing games for any reason as we can’t afford to have a league with issues of board room points because we in this present board are not ready for that,” Onyedima added.