Gombe – Gombe State Karate Coach, Musa Muhammad has appealed to the state government to offer employment to some of the state karatekas.
Muhammad told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Wednesday that all his karatekas were representing the state in competitions but were not formerly employed by the government.
According to him, he has more than 10 persons, practicing Karate and Taekwondo but all of them were from independent clubs in the state.
“Engaging them in the state employ, even as casual staff of the Sport Commission will boost their morale,” he said.
The coach added that all the practitioners were well-trained and ready to represent the state in competitions.
Muhammad noted some of the practitioners had been demonstrating their commitment by providing their kitting for competitions.
“The Government only assists during events with supply of kits for competition purposes.
“We do not receive any support after the competition, except from some public-spirited individuals with interest in the sport,” he said. (NAN)