The NTTF Board member stated that Nigeria has a common problem with the development of coaches
Ama-Ebi Ebikpolade, the South-South Zonal Representative on the board of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) and the Chairman of the Bayelsa State Table Tennis Association, said that the equipment of coaches will provide a better outcome for the technical athletes.
The NTTF Board member stated that Nigeria has a common problem with the development of coaches, which the government should address because investing in coaches will have an impact on the players' lives.
He said, "We need to look into these aspects, once the coaches are well invented and the facilities are on the ground, we will develop and unveil the best players in the world, who will be capable of competing at any level across the globe."
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Nigeria chose nine of the 14 Paralympic tickets available, while Egypt chose five in the singles events.
He also purports that investing in coaches is a replica of investing in a teacher: "If a teacher is professionally trained with enough facilities, he will produce great students."
Ebikpolade advocates development of players
He stated that the National Youth Games organizing committee should carefully consider the age of each athlete. Because persons differ in their physical and intellectual development.
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Chukwumdumebi represented Akwa Ibom at the ongoing National Youth Games in Delta State in the Swimming finals where he narrowly missed a medal.
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The Nigerian Tennis U-14 champion defeated U-16 champions Bright Emmanuel to book a place in the girls' singles final at the ongoing National Youth Games.
“Sometimes you will see a 14-year old participating, you will be shocked and you will think he is 17 years old. However, matching the athletes without considering the age is improper,” he said.