Attah craves rugby top job

Zenith

Former Rugby player and businessman, Hamza Attah, has flashed his desire to contest for the post of President of Nigeria Rugby Federation.

He disclosed his intention at a media parley in Lagos on Tuesday, promising to make the sport a household name in Nigeria.

In a one-page manifesto circulated at the briefing, Attah said that he would ensure that Rugby was fully sponsored and averred to make the sport popular in states of the federation namely Abia, Delta, FCT, Kaduna, Enugu, Ilorin, and Anambra.

The Kogi born Abuja based businessman spoke passionately  about 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 understands 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"

Attah, who spoke through one of his aides, Segun Benson, 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 as he called on all stakeholders to rally round him to achieve the goals for a better rugby in Nigeria.