Leadership (Abuja)

21 November 2012

Nigeria: Lagos Hockey Name Eko 2012 Squad

The Lagos State Hockey Association (LSHA) has unveiled a 36-man squad that will represent the state at the sports fiesta.

With the final list of 36 being submitted to the technical committee of Lagos State Sports Council, the 10 players not selected were decamped for the team to go into final camping for the championship. The list is made up of 18 male and 18 female players with assurance from the LSHA boss, Tunde Popoola that the state would do well at the festival.

"From the rules of Hockey is going to be final 18.We were 28 in camp in the male and female categories. So we are dropping 10 each to having our final 18, so as to concentrate on those tactical areas because if we have large crowd, the tactical approach might be difficult to achieve but now that we are going to have our final 18," he said.

Popoola added: "What we have seen now I think these players are good enough to go for the championship."

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