The President of the Nigeria Amputee Football Federation Isah Suleiman is not impressed with the passive attitude of former Sports Minister Solomon Dalung towards the special sport.
Suleiman stated this while assessing the minister’s performance in special sports.
“Special sports got his attention but it wasn’t far-reaching as I believed power-lifting athletes got considerable support. It is a good thing though, as they got a renovated gym to make training easier for them. However, we can’t say much when it comes to amputee football.
“It was quite tough sourcing for funds. We missed international competitions because we couldn’t get the funds to train and execute competitions. But, I must admit some corporate bodies tried for us,” he said.
And ahead the Amputee Nations Cup in Angola, Suleiman disclosed that a national competition would be coming up 17th and 18th of this month at the national stadium to select the best players for the national team known as ‘Special Eagles’.
Adding that, the selection process would be rigorous so as to get the best players for the team and to further consolidate their continental and world rankings following the team’s historic debut at the amputee football World Cup held in Mexico last year.