2014 Commonwealth Games: Uncertainty surrounds NBF foreign training tour

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– The foreign training tour of the Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF), in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games scheduled place in Glasgow Scotland, may have been put on hold.

The National Sports Commission () responsible for giving approval for such training had yet to give its nod.

The Glasgow Games will hold from July 23 to Aug. 3 with Nigeria preparing to participate in seven sports including athletics, table tennis, wrestling, boxing, weightlifting, shooting and all the sports for the physically challenged (para-sports).

Olushola Luke, the Secretary-General of the NBF told NAN that was only the National Sports Commission (NSC) that could take a decision on the ’ foreign training.

“It is only the NSC that can determine whether we will embark on foreign training tour or not; I can’t speak on that.

“It is not duty; it is the duty of the LOC and NSC. My own is to present my athletes,’’ Luke said.

He also told NAN that 32 boxers representing all the categories were already in in Abuja, in preparation for the Games and were likely to depart for the Games from the Abuja camp.

According to Luke eight of the boxers are female while 24 are male.

“The boxers did not at the Old Parade Ground Sports Complex today because of a medical test they went for.

“So, we decided to train by the swimming pool of the hotel; they will be at the Old Parade Ground Sports Centre tomorrow for their morning and evening training,’’ he added. (NAN)