2nd National Archery Championship Thrills Archers… As Abdullahi Fulfills Promise

June 23 04:18 2021

2nd National Archery Championship Thrills Archers

…As Abdullahi fulfils promise

By Benedict Nwachukwu, Abuja

The 2nd National Archery Championship which kick started on Monday at the Gymnasium of the Package B of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja has attracted archers from far and near eager to have their names written in gold.

Speaking with Exclusivenews.com.ng, two archers representing the Nigerian Correctional Services, Inspectors Jones and Adebola Adetola were emphatic to declare that they are in the championship not only to compete but to also win medals for selves and the organization.

According to Inspector Jones, “By God’s grace I am expected to win gold because by this time last year, when this competition was organised, I won bronze medal. So this time around, I am targeting gold medal. I have got my teammate from same service who is also targeting gold and by God’s grace we will achieve the feat.”

Highly elated Inspector Jones noted that the NCS management have been their backbone adding, “Our boss is expecting us to return to the office with gold medals because as the saying goes to whom much is given, much is expected. So, we are aware of this and to show appreciation for all the support from the office, gold medal remains our Target.”

Corroborating his colleague and team mate, Inspector Adetola said, “We are in this competition to win gold medals. And beyond that, we are also here to help the President of Nigeria Archery Federation, Mallam Mohammed Abdullahi and his board build an archery national team we can be proud of and that will represent the country in future events.”

In a related development, Prince Tunji Davies disclosed that his team’s ambition is to not only win medals but to cart away the coveted trophy as best overall winners in the Championship.

Davies who said his teammates in Arch Club call him the black arrow noted that their first time of venturing into the sport was February this year but maintained that unlike February when they came to learn, they are well prepared to take a vintage position in the sport.

“My expectations are very high because as a team, we prepared hard. The last time we were in the competition, not national championship, as learners though we won medals, this time around we have put ourselves under pressure to achieve and hopefully we are going to leave here as champions.”

Revealing that quest for adventure led him into archery, Davies was full of praises for the Abdullahi-led board of the federation saying their dogged leadership has proved that the sport has come to stay.

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