FCT Lacks Capacity To Host National Youth Sports Festival- SWAN




FCT Minister

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), FCT chapter has expressed fears over the possibility of the Sports Administrators in the FCT to effectively and efficiently organise a befitting National Youth Sports Festival.

FCT SWAN noted that with the obvious nonchalant attitude of the Bala Mohammed- led administration towards sports in the territory, hosting such a big event, (which calls for high level of sport administrative acumen) could bring shame to the Nation as whole.

SWAN further observed with regret that with just one month to the commencement of the Games, there are no activities to show that FCT would be hosting such an event.

The body lamented the non-existence of sports facilities in the Territory, noting that the only one, Area 10 Sports Center has been under construction in the last 15 years and has become the haven of unscrupulous elements.

The association also noted there are no hostel facilities for athletes, saying it is clear testimony to the fact that the FCT administrators are not working in line with the of President Jonathan, and are therefore not ready to host a befitting youth championship.

The National Sports Commission (NSC) had last month said it was expecting a total of 11,500 students to participate in the Games.

But, SWAN fears that this might mean more pressure will be put on the already inadequate facilities in the City hence, the visiting students might be made to go through untold hardship as there are no hostel facilities that can accommodate such number of participants.


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