Mayuku Canvasses For Regular Tourneys


Daniel Mayuku, a member of the Delta State House of Assembly, has called for proactive action to lift the game of golf in the country.

He made the remark on the occasion of the Pro-Am Golf Tournament held recently at the Ibori Golf and Country Club, Asaba, Delta State, southsouth Nigeria. The tournament powered by Evergreen Initiative in honour of the late Vanguard Newspaper sportswriter, Richard Animam, was well attended.

The golf buff challenged the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) to act proactively and ensure that golfers are not made redundant by facilitating regular golf tournaments in the country.

He was particularly bitter with the sporting authority forsaying that the country will not be represented in the game during the 2016 Olympic Games.

He dismissed the general belief that golf is meant only for the elite and the aged who engage in it to while away their time and called on the country’s sports administrators to encourage more people to engage in the sport.

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He added that it is the poor earnings from the game that is discouraging a lot of people from taking part in it.

Mayuku also charged sports administrators to go to the grassroots to seek for talented youngsters who could make the country proud on the international scene.

He said by doing so, age cheats would be weeded out from the sports arena.

—Isaac Olamikan/ Benin

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