The chairman of Nigeria Police Squash Association, CSP Yakubu Mailafiya said the game of squash has the potential of ruling the sporting world in the nearest future.
CSP Mailafiya disclosed this at the end of the 3rd Nigeria Police National Ranking Squash tournament in Abuja.
Mailafiya told www.aclsports.com that the Nigeria Police has plans sending some of the players to international championships in order to boost their chances of becoming world class players.
He said, “Squash by virtue of the game is not lucrative; I will advice players to be dedicated and not look at the monetary aspect because squash is not just a game but therapy.
“It is only a health body that can play squash. They should put their mind on the future not present because squash will take over the sporting world very soon”.
He further said, “We have plans of sending some of our players for international tournaments although some have gone on their own”.
He revealed that the force always look out for players at the respective National Sports Festival.
He said, “We do not have any conjunction with the Squash Federation for now but what we do to get players is to scout for players during the National Sports Festivals. Now, we have scouted for players at the 2018 NSF and trying to see how to get them into the Nigeria Police.
“We have been representing the country and some of the crops of national team players are products of Nigeria Police”.
Winners of the 3rd Nigeria Police National Ranking Squash tournament
1 Victor Daniel 240pts
2 Jerry Ogujiofor 210pts
3 Shola Thomas 160pts
4 Seun Peters 150pts
5 Sam Akinsola 110pts
6 Nosa Edosa 100pts
7 Emma David 70pts
1 Taiwo Ebifemi 240pts
2 Dunni Okikiola 190pts
3 Charity Philibus 180pts
4 Omolola Ajayi 170pts
5 Tope Salami 120pts
6 Rebecca Auta 120pts
7 Kafayat Adesoye 70pts.