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Coaches decry non-involvement of parents in children’s sporting activities


LAGOS – Coaches at the ongoing 46th Asoju Oba Cup Table Tennis Championships on Tuesday decried the non-involvement of parents in their children’s sporting activities.
The competition, which began from Nov. 24 and will end to Nov. 28, is taking place at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
The Coach of Dynamos Club told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the non-involvement of parents had prevented some children from taking sports as a career.
Lawal said that he had started training players right from primary school, where he was appointed to handle the sport in the school.
“I concentrated on cadets because we want to catch them young. Many children show interest in table tennis but a lack of support from parents discourage them.
“I discovered some of my players since 2011 while still in the primary schools and now some of them are in secondary schools.
“I took them to the National School Sports Festival held in Kwara State last year and they won silver and bronze,” he said.
The coach said that starting table tennis required being patient with the children.
Coach Samson Ajayi of the Union Bank team said that he had trained not less than 10 cadet players.
“I do not have many children to train because their parents have refused to allow them to take part in sports,’’ he said.
However, Coach Ganiyu Kadiri of the Indian Language College had a different view as he said that some of his players reported with the consent of their parents.
“I have trained many of them for several competitions and they have gone on to win laurels for their schools.
“As you can see, some of their parents come along with them to the stadium to watch them perform”. (NAN)

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