The footballers said the development was discouraging to them.
“Without mincing words, amputee football is being marginalised in this country, in terms of sponsorship, moral support, encouragement from sports authorities, media patronage and training facilities.’’
Chimobi said the situation had compelled him to give full attention to his personal business.
“I have a commercial bus which somebody manages for me but am now the conductor.
“ I have to do that to keep myself busy because we had not had any competition since the beginning of the year,’’ he said.
“As physically challenged footballers, I believe that we can make a stronger impact in football development in this country but nothing is collaborating with our zeal and it’s disappointing,’’ he said.
Blessing Agu, a goalkeeper also expressed disappointment on the state of amputee football in the country.
“Being an amputee football keeper does not deny me the opportunity of developing my talent in para-table tennis which I now changed to because nothing is happening in amputee football,’’ he said.
He, however, appealed to sports enthusiasts to assist the sport.
“Amputee football is a growing sport but the problems we are going through are just too much and it is affecting the passion of the players for the game.
Dosumu said it was only through support from the general public that interest of the players could be restored. (NAN)