5th May, 2012
Sec Gen of Karate Federation of Nigeria, KFN, Clement Iyaluegbeghe, has explained the reason Lagos State dropped Karate from the sports that will feature at the next National Sports Festival billed to hold in the state later in the year.
In a chat with P.M.Sports, the KFN scribe said Karate is an optional sports in the festival and its inclusion at the games depends on the choice of the hosting state.
“Karate is an optional sport as far as the policy of the National Sports Festival is concerned. As a result of that, it depends on the hosting state to decide weather to include the sport among the ones that will feature at the festival or not,” he said.
Iyaluegbeghe said further that the host of the festival also enjoys the privilege to stage only the sports that it can win medals.
“Lagos State dropped Karate from the festival obviously to concentrate on the sports that would fetch its athletes valuable medals,” concluded Iyaluegbeghe.
By Bimbo Ajayi