LAGOS – The Lagos State Commissioner for Sports, Wahid Enitan-Oshodi, on Sunday said the low performance of Nigerian players at the just-concluded Lagos International Squash Classics showed that they needed more exposure.
Enitan-Oshodi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the sport’s authorities needed to ensure that Nigerian players were familiar with many styles of play.
NAN reports that all Nigerian players at the tournament did not make it past the quarter-final stages.
They lost to players invited from abroad for the competition by the Professional Squash Association (PSA).
“It just goes to show us that we need to improve on our level of exposure. We need to get our players familiar with all styles of play.
“The Nigerian players I have seen playing are not too different from their foreign counterparts. The only thing missing is exposure which we have to ensure they get,’’ the Sports Commissioner said.
NAN reports that Heba El Torky of Egypt defeated Milou Heijen of Netherland 3-0 to win the women’s category final.
In the men’s category, Adrian Grant of England crushed Egypt’s Karim Ali 3-0.
El Torky went home with 15,000 dollars while Grant earned 25,000 dollars.(NAN)