Over 3000 Athletes For Anambra 2020 Nigerian Police Games

By Daily Sports on February 13, 2020

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Over 3000 athletes from the 12 Zonal Police Commands and the Force Headquarters will compete for laurels at the 12th Nigeria Police Biennial Games scheduled for Anambra State from February 29 to March 7, 2020. The athletes will compete in 20 games.

Speaking at the unveiling of the logo and mascot for the games on Tuesday in Abuja, Chairman, Nigeria Police Sports Committee, AIG, Usman Alkali said all the athletes were currently in various camps within their zones preparing intensely for the games, adding that they expected some national records to fall during the event.

“Close to 3000 Police athletes from the 12 Zonal Police Commands and the Force Headquarters will be competing for laurels at the Games.

“We have emplaced requisite actions directed at ensuring that all the events are competed for in line with internationally acceptable sporting standards,” he said.

He revealed that the committee has collaborated with the various sports associations through the Sports Ministry to provide graded referees and other officials for the games.

In his remarks, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu described the Police Games as “a strategic engagement that presents us with the opportunity to entertain and build goodwill with the general public in a manner that will fill the trust gap, strengthen confidence-building between the citizens and the police, and accelerate the attainment of our Community Policing goals.”

He explained that the event would provide Nigeria a platform to discover sporting talents in the Nigeria Police who would re-enact the heroic and historic performances of the likes of ACP Chioma Ajunwa, who at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, U.S., attained the feat of becoming the first athlete from Nigeria to win an Olympic gold medal, and who to date, remains Nigeria’s only individual Olympic gold medalist.

Adamu noted that the Force was also desirous of re-producing the likes of late SP Sunday Bada, who won three medals at the World Indoor Championships, including a gold medal in 1997, set a national record in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2000 Olympics, where he led the Nigerian team to win gold medals after the disqualification of the USA. (The Guardian)

•PHOTO: Police Athletes 

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 13, 2020


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