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In a bid to reposition the growth of Teqball in the country, a total of 24 officials comprising of 12 coaches and 12 referees from the six geo-political zone have begun a capacity training for coaches and referees in Abuja.
While declaring the training open yesterday, the Vice President, Nigeria Teqball Federation, NIGTEQ, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, advised the selected coaches and referees to take the training seriously.
On his part, the General Secretary of the federation, Ndudi Edede said that the training which is the first of many to come by the federation with a view to training and building capacity for the federation noted that at the end of the training, coaches and referees will be accessed and certificate issued to them based on their performance.
Edede added that the capacity training is geared towards training the trainers noting that subsequent training will be organised within the year.
The team leader of the International Federation of Teqball, (FITEQ) Mr Fordos Soma expressed joy over the enthusiasm shown by the trainees for the programme.
“We are happy to see you guys here and happy to be in Nigeria. We are here to share ideas and learn. Nigeria is among the countries with huge potentials for Teqball and I can see that right here we have capable hands who are managing the sport.
“For you to organise this training at relatively short notice shows the managerial capacity you have here and I believe with the zeal and commitment shown, Nigeria will be a force in global Teqball“.
The four-day capacity training Workshop will end on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.