100 Shooters Rumbles At The Late Coach Ojo Shooting Tournament In Abuja

<strong>100 Shooters Rumbles At The Late Coach Ojo Shooting Tournament In Abuja</strong>

By Joel Ajayi

Over 100 shooters and 8 agencies including DSS, EFCC, Correctional Service, Road Safety, Navy, Nigerian Army, NSCDC and Air force are currently participating at the ongoing Late Coach Ojo put in place by the Shooting Federation of Nigeria NFS.

The Athletes are competing in Pistol 10-meter range and Air-Rifle 10 meter range as well as double and team events.

Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja inside the shooting range Moshood Abiola National stadium Package B president of the Federation Navy Captain  Bamidele Olatunji Ayoade revealed that the dream of Federation is to ensure Nigeria is represented at Olympic level.

According to him, the National championship is to honour late Ojo, during his tenure as national coach he brought up a lot of Athletes that saw Nigeria through to Commonwealth games and many others international competition.

“He was very well accepted and respected by the shooting family so in order to eulogies his achievement as national coach this championship is put in place.

Ayoade

“His major dream was to see Nigeria at the Olympics for shooting, so for us in the shooting family, our dream is  to see Nigeria get to the Olympics and because we are preparing for the world  national championship which requires minimum qualifications for the event.

“We are using this championship to select shooters that will represent Nigeria. We have 100 shooters from state federations and also have  8 different agency institutions 

“There are two main categories; they are competing pistol 10 meter range and Air Rifle 10 meter range in male female categories and for each event we will select 2 people each to represent Nigeria. Also, there will be a double and team event.”

However, Navy Captain Ayoade revealed that at the end of the event prize to be determined by board will be given to the winners in different categories.