Kogi State  Cricket Association Holds One  Day Coaching Clinic For  Games Masters  Of Secondary Schools

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Coach Peter Yakubu putting the games Masters through the basic rudiments of the game of Cricket at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.

…charges them to popularize the sport

The Kogi State Cricket Association recently concluded the 2nd Edition of Cricket Coaching Clinic at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, Kogi State.

Speaking to Sports Writers Association of Nigerian, (SWAN) Kogi State Chapter, Chairman of the Cricket Association, Mr. Oludare Aimola, disclosed that the game which is now popular in the world and some parts of Nigeria needs to be taught at school level to encourage participation.

Practice stumps and Bats among the equipment donated by Mr. Oludare Aimola

He disclosed that the theme of the 2nd edition of the coaching clinic titled, “Let’s Play Cricket” is basically targeted at building the game at school level and aiding grassroots Cricket Development.

He added that the sports which is now the second most popular sport in the world, has a way of exercising the body without going to the gym and that it is very entertaining to play.

The theoretical aspect of Cricket being taught at the Kogi Coaching Clinic

According to him, the one-day programme which consists of both theory & practical sessions will further boost and take the game of cricket to a higher level in Kogi State with further plans to spread the training all over the 21 Local governments and the entire North Central States of the country.

Coach Peter Yakubu putting a secondary school cricket coach through the basic rudiments of the game of Cricket at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.

Speaking to SWAN members, the head coach of the association in the State, Coach Edisha Omolaiye thanked the association chairman for the developmental strides so far in the state, adding that his efforts has geared many to pick interest in the game.

Cricket Equipment donated by Mr. Oludare Aimola to the Kogi State Cricket Association

He further urged the participant to build on what has been taught and practiced to enable the spread of the competition across institutions and the grassroots.

Edisha disclosed that over 30 secondary schools’ games masters were invited to participate in the one-day coaching clinic.

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