Ex-rugby players unite for Hamza Attah
Former Rugby player and businessmen Hamza Attah has indicated his interest to become the President of Nigeria Rugby Federation (NRFF) in the fast approaching federations election.
Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday, Attah, who is seeking the ticket alongside another ex-rugby player, Segun Benson, said that he would make rugby a household name in Nigeria.
In a one page manifesto, Attah said he will ensure that Rugby is fully sponsored and averred to make the sport popular in states of the federation including, Abia, Delta, FCT, Kaduna, Enugu, Ilorin and Anambra state.
The Kogi state-born Abuja based businessman spoke on his plans for grassroots and youth rugby programmes and promised to introduce it in all states of the federation.
“I played the game in school in the United Kingdom years back, and I understand how difficult the game would be without sponsors. I would ensure that rugby gets its full dose of sponsorship and make its presence more visible at the grassroots level,” he stated.
Attah who spoke through Segun Benson, who is contesting for the post of NRFF Vice president, also said that if elected, he would make rugby coaches attain their full potentials by growing in the sport with the introduction of train the trainers coaching courses that would enhance their knowledge.
Aside improving the level of coaching and coaches, Attah harped on the establishment of a legal disciplinary body chaired by legal personnel. He also promised to raise the elite rugby team with the sponsorship of rugby super cup to be played in Abuja annually.
He vowed to leave Nigerian Rugby better than he met it, just as he called on all stakeholders to rally round him to achieve the goals for a better rugby in Nigeria.