Daily Trust (Abuja)

22 February 2013

Nigeria: Police Games - Lagos Command Swimmers Target Eight Gold Medals

The Lagos State Police Command swimmers say they will clinch at least eight of the 15 gold medals on offer at the Nigeria Police Force Games in Port Harcourt.

The Games planned for Feb. 24 to March 3 will now hold between March 1 and March 10.

In separate interviews yesterday in Lagos at their training session at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, they said that they were ready for the competition.

They said that lack of facilities and training kits as well as grants would not deter them from wining at the 10th edition of the bi-annual competition.

Cpl. Yellow Yeiyah, the team's captain, said that they had trained hard and were in high spirit to excel at the Games.

Yeiyah said that the postponement of the competition would help them to improve on their training.

"We are in good form and high spirit and will win nothing less than eight gold medals out of the 12 at stake at the competition", he said.

Cpl. Ademola Ayenuwa, who lamented the lack of training kits and grants, said it would not deter him from doing his best to win at the competition.

He said that the NPF should ensure adequate kits and grants in subsequent competitions to motivate them to excel.

"We did not get any training kits or grants but this will not deter us, the NPF should take note of this in subsequent programmes," Ayenuwa said.

Cpl. Gabatomini Williams also said that in spite of lack of facilities, the team had managed to train hard for them to soar high in the competition.

She appealed to the NPF to promote the officers who win gold at the competition rather than monetary reward. NAN

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