LAGOS – Pius Asaba, a former Secretary of the Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF), on Monday decried the non-participation of the nation’s team in the forthcoming Amputee World Cup in Mexico.
Asaba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that their absence at the football fiesta in November would discourage the players from participating in the sport and would make them to return to reckless lifestyle.
“Our non-participation in this World Cup will really cause the down fall of amputee football in Nigeria because I know there will be problems. [eap_ad_2] “Look at these boys; they are going back to the streets because they have nothing to live on.
“If they were in camp they would be engaged in some training so that they do not put their minds to street life.
“The token that the government can pay them as camping allowance will sustain them. Their not going to that world cup has caused a lot of setback to what was started before.“
He said that the amputee footballers were no longer engaged in regular training sessions as a result of the development.
Asaba also told NAN that NAFF was also sanctioned for the non-payment of its annual affiliation fee, a major pre-requisite for participating in the World Cup. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]