Athlete Deplores State Of Sports Facilities


Shola Ogunjinri a Nigerian 100m athlete, has decried the poor state of facilities at the  National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

In a chat with P.M.Sports in Lagos, Ogunjinri said she was disappointed that the authorities  could not put the tartan tracks of the National Stadium in good shape for the use of the  athletes

He  urged the Sport Ministry to renovate the National Stadium and other facilities to enable  the athletes go to the Sportscity for their daily training.

“I am not happy with the state of facilities at the National Stadium. I think government  needs to do something urgently to renovate the facilities . The tartan tracks, especially  needs an urgent renovation because of the athletes that  train there,” she said

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She also wants the Sports Ministry to renovate the basketball court and the swimming pool  that have been in bad shape for a very long time.

Ogunjinri, who will represent River State at the forthcoming National Sport Festival in Port  Harcourt next year, said that if the ministry puts the facilities in good shape and the  athletes make use of them for their training, she is sure the country will produce more  grassroots athletes that will make the nation proud in future international championships.

She also advised that the governments at all levels should give attention to other sports as  they do for football.

—Jolaolu  Moyosore

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