Connect with us

General news

Ningi urges private organisations to invest in hockey activities

Published

on

The President of Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF), Abdul Ningi, has urged private organisations to invest in the federation’s activities.

Ningi made the appeal on Saturday in Abuja during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Hockey Super League.

He said members of the federation’s board had been supporting its activities all the while.

“I’m very devastated that the government of the day doesn’t pay any interest to hockey in particular.

“Members of the board of this federation have been running its activities from their private pockets and for this particular tournament it has not been different.

“I’m however happy that this tournament has taken place peacefully and equally happy that we have discovered quite a number of talents.

“Equally, I am happy that the quality of the championship has improved,” the NHF president said.

He said the competition was organised to engage youths in the country so that they can be self reliant.

“We did our best to  engage  young women and men  from the streets who could have otherwise become a problem to the society,” Ningi said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the male competition of the league was won by Niger Flickers of Minna with 19 points from seven games.

Defending champions Kada Stars of Kaduna ended second with 16 points, while Police Machine finished in third place with 14 points.

In the female competition, Yobe Queens of Damaturu won with 13 points from five matches.

Kada Queens of Kaduna finished in second place with 11 points, while Delta Queens ended third with nine points.

A total of eight teams participated in the men’s competition, while six teams took part in the women’s competition which was held at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

The 2019 Hockey Super League had started on June 16 and ended on Saturday

(Edited by Olawale Alabi)

Contact US: editor[at]nnn.com.ng, nnnnews247[at]gmail.com

Recent Posts

February 2020
MTWTFSS
« Jan
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272829

NNN News Nigeria: NNN is an online Nigeria news portal that publishes breaking news in politics, business, entertainment, sport, security, features, opinion, environment, education, technology, and the world news at large. NNN publishes only news that is factual, credible, verifiable, authoritative and investigative. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a unique media organization that is founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favor. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

© 2014 - 2019 NNN News Nigeria. All Rights Reserved.

editor[at]nnn.com.ng