LAGOS – Ferguson Oluigbo, the President of the Taekwondo Coaches Association, on Tuesday identified the need to provide for camping of athletes, especially those representing the country at international events.
Oluigbo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that such athletes would be in better shape to confront their opponents during competitions if they were kept in camp.
“After the selection there should be proper camping, most of the time we select people and they zoom off and most of them have no idea what they are even going to do until they get there. [eap_ad_1] “There should be proper selection, proper camping and proper acclimatisation.
“Most of the time Nigeria arrives at the championships when they have started and rush into the hall and start fighting.
“And that’s not a very good way; and you will now say the athletes are not good; but they are not good because nobody is treating them the way they should be treated.
“So if you have good talents and you don’t manage them properly you are not likely to get the appropriate result from the athletes.’’
According to Oluigbo, such measures will also provide the conducive environment for the athletes to concentrate on the training programmes during the camping period. (NAN)[eap_ad_4]