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Paucity Of Funds May Stall Nigeria’s Participation In Las Vegas Junior Masters

Anita Uwadia plays her tee shot at the 10th hole during the first round of stroke play of the 2014 U.S. Girls' Junior at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Monday, July 21, 2014.  (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
Posted: Jun 10, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor

Lagos – Kunle Dada, The Vice President of the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), has said that lack of funds may stall Nigeria’s participation in the forthcoming World Junior Masters championship in Las Vagas, USA.
He made the statement on Thursday in a chat with Independent, while dwelling on the preparations for the championship, which tees off from July 17-22, 2016.
“The NGF is facing financial problems at the moment; but, I want to assure that we are working round the clock to ensure Nigeria participates in the World Junior Masters.”
On the condition of players that will represent the country with less than a month to the tournament Dada said, “We have our players ready; what we need now is just to get the needed funds for the trip.”
He reiterated that the Federation is mindful any step that could jeopardise efforts of the country saying, “overage would not be tolerated.”
“Some of the very good ones we have before are now overage and only those within the stipulated age bracket would make the team,” Dada said.
Top on NGF list for the championship are Anita Uwadia and Georgia Oboh even as the Dada said, “Other kids have emerged that we can confidently say would join Anita and Georgia to give Nigeria a good game.”