Judo referee advocates regular competitions for athletes

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Judo referee advocates regular competitions for athletesLAGOS – An international judo referee, Alexander De Souza, on Wednesday appealed the Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF) organise regular competitions for its athletes produce world beaters.

De Souza told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) Lagos judo athletes were dedicated but had no regular platforms showcase their potential.

According to him, a regular where the athletes can continuously test their prowess be appreciated.

“The thing is we have to have regular tournaments. Definitely, most these athletes train regularly. This know very well because ’m a technical man too.

“But the problem is they need regular tournaments; they need corporate sponsorship; they need a lot assistance from the government.[eap_ad_2]

“Like Judo we have our classics, Grand Prix, Grand Slam, we have different types of tournaments; almost every other week there is a judo tournament somewhere.

“And the more tournaments you attend the better player you become.’’

According to the referee, sponsorship from government, corporate bodies and sports-loving Nigerians go a long way at encouraging the athletes to put their best the sport.

De Souza also said the country had abundant talents could do the country proud at international events if they were properly monitored and adequately motivated. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]