By Dorcas Jonah
The FCT Squash Association on Monday in Abuja said it would build a formidable squash team for the territory to compete successfully at the upcoming 19th National Sports Festival (NSF).
The association’s chairman, Edem Selong, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the team would have talented boys and girls who would perform well to win medals at the festival.
He assured that with good support, the association would get the game of squash back to the centre stage in Abuja.
“Our immediate task is to groom and present a formidable team for the NSF slated for Dec. 6 to Dec. 16 in Abuja,” Selong said.
He also said the association would expedite action in the completion of the squash courts at the Old Parade Ground in Abuja.
Selong said the association would do this as part of all efforts to popularise the sport in the FCT.
NAN reports that the Minister of the FCT, Muhammed Bello, had on Thursday inaugurated new members for the boards of the 29 sports associations in the FCT.
He had charged the members to move sports to the next level in the territory.
NAN reports that other members of the FCT Squash Association include Ladan Dahiru, who is the First Vice-Chairman, Jamal Arabi as Second Vice-Chairman and Jonah Attah as Technical Director.
Other members are Hadi Sani, Dorcas Jonah, Emmanuel Emeka, Ime Ekrikpo, Anthony Oke, who is a coach, and Noah Omede, who is the secretary.