Rivers state cycling coach Miebaka Aggo is elated the sport will be featured in this year’s National Youth Games (NYG). During the second edition in Ilorin last year, cycling was not listed.
The main organising committee, MOC, introduced five more sports to the NYG last week. Traditional Sports (Ayo/Kokowa), Wushu-Kunfu, Beach Volleyball, Cycling and Golf were all included to the 2017 NYG.
Aggo praised the MOC for including cycling to the Games.
“I am happy cycling has been added to the games because we won a medal at the 2016 Africa cycling championship where we won a bronze medal. It’s a welcome development for the sport,” he said.
The director of programmes at the lifestyle cycling club in Port Harcourt wants the organisers to guard against age cheat which is a setback in youth competitions.
“My only challenge is that other states bring riders with the right age. We are preparing, hoping they do well and bring back a medal back,” said Aggo.
The third edition of the national youth games will take place in Ilorin from September 7th-17th.