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Volley Coach urges KSTG`s support for other sports



Tajudeen Abass, head coach of Katsina State, has urged the state government to extend its support to other sports in the state.

Abass stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja on Monday.

The coach said that the state was not doing enough for other sports compared to football.

He said that the state`s volley team`s participation at the just concluded Volleyball National division 1 league in Abuja, did not get any support from the government.

Abass said he and some players supported the team to participate in the league because of the love and passion for the sport.

“There was nothing like camp before the competition because the state ministry was not ready to help and support us.

“We transported ourselves, we got accommodations on our own, we fed ourselves, and there were no allowances for the players.

“We did not have any support from the state. The players played all their games and they were not discouraged.

“This lack of support affected the performance of the players during the competition in Abuja.

“We appealed to the state government to support us in our subsequent sports competitions whenever we are going to represent the state.

According to the coach, the state government allocates N700 million to football alone, ignoring other sports.

“We want the state government to support all other sports in the state for better performance.

“The same privilege should be given to other sports within the state,” he said.

NEWSVERGE reports that the Katsina team played a total of eight matches and won only one game and lost seven.

Georgina Adegbie

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