2018 Commonwealth Games: Athletics coach wants attention given to athletes’ welfare issues


Adegboyega Adenuga, a Lagos State-based athletics coach, says the maximum welfare package should be in place for Nigerian athletes as they prepare for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Adenuga said on Tuesday in Lagos that this was necessary in view of the fact that preparations have begun in earnest for the Games.

The Games is scheduled for Gold Coast from April 4 to April 15.

Outstanding athletes discovered at the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports-organised national trials have now resumed camping in Port Harcourt.

“The problem of adopting the fire brigade approach in preparing for international tournaments is now disappearing with the recently organised National Trials for the Commonwealth Games.

“This is a plus for our sports sector. It is also a welcome development that the identified athletes are now in camp.

“However, their welfare package must be given…

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