Nigerian Police Team Wins 2nd 2021 National Archery Championship… As Emmanuel Oyeleke Retains Title

June 26 15:32 2021

By Benedict Nwachukwu, Abuja

The Nigerian Police Archery Club of Abuja on Friday emerged overall winners of the 2nd National Archery Championship held at the Gymnasium of the package B of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

The team inspired by the presence of their Chairman AIG (Dr) Aishatu Abubakar at the event carted away four gold, two silver and four bronze medals to relegate the hard fighting Airforce team to the second position with two gold, one silver and three bronze medals.

Newcomers Abuja Archers Club occupied the third place with one gold, three silver and two bronze medals, Lekki Archers Club of Lagos took the fourth position with one gold and one silver ahead of Nigerian Navy Archers Club and Correctional Services with two silver medals and no medal respectively occupying the fifth and sixth positions respectively.

AIG Abubakar accompanied by CP Obe Rudolf (Mni) of Force Headquarters and DCP Patrick Atayero, the Director of Sports NPF cheered the Police team to victory and contributed to the success of the team at the championship.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, AIG Abubakar said she did not know anything about the sport before her appointment but as it is with her, swung into action with total commitment to learn all about the sport and equally drive it.

“When I was appointed Chairman of our Archery Club, I didn’t know anything about the sport. As it’s with me, I committed my time and all to it because I always want to succeed in any assignment given to me and this is the result today.

“My archers and other officials of the club are committed that was why when they arrived Abuja late their first demand was the vehicle that would take them to the stadium for the championship even without resting. I’m now a full member of the Archery family.”

The President of Nigeria Archery Federation, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi in his speech commended the various clubs and archers for their commitments and dedication to the sport which has taken it to an enviable position in the country’s sporting calendar assuring that the sport will within a short space of time take its rightful place both at continental and global meet.

The Championship was graced by top sports dignitaries including the the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Engr Habu Gumel represented by the 1st Vice President and President Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Frank Orbih, Brig-Gen Abdullahi Maikano, Hon Edem Bassey, former Special Assistant to former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Tikon Ishaku, President Table Tennis Federation, ACP Hassan Gwani from the Presidential Villa, Mr. Caleb Gidado, General Manager AU Soorts Council Region 2 West Africa

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