Newly elected president of the Nigeria Golf Federation(NGF) Peter Deshi,said that a lot of work has to be done to turn around the fortunes of the sport in the country.
Deshi who emerged as the new head of the NGF,replacing former Governor of Osun State Olagunsoye Oyinlola,who was stopped from re-contesting,called for the support of Golf lovers to help rebuild the sport in Nigeria.
“We came here with an open mind and we will be glad to work with all those who are genuinely interested in the development of the game here in Nigeria,” Deshi is quoted as saying on Vanguard Sports.
The elections which was held this week,saw the emergence of other board members: Kunle Dada, who is the first vice president, Ema Ekong, Peter Nelson, Ishola Isaac, Lanre Onilu, Emenike John, Sam Iredia and Jubril Mohammed.
Meanwhile the former president of the Golf Federation,Oyinlola said that his exclusion from the election was on the instance of his political party,Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)
“I do not think we should drag our national politics into sports. It is not in the interest of anyone to do that. I love golf that is why I have been committing my time and resources to its development. This latest political action is very unfortunate but I bear no grudge against anyone,” Oyinlola said.
Christopher Maduewesi, Nov 9, 2013
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