The Head Coach with the Imo State Sports Commission said Imo Coaches desert to make the state proud despite their difficulties and were overwhelmed by the achievements of Imo athletes in the ongoing national Sports festival Edon 2020 that led to a team winning several laurels compared to their previous trips.
Chimezie, one of the sites of the sports fiesta spoke in Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Complex in Benin.
as it has at the interaction and the presentation of the study 9 Gold, 13 Silver and 17 Bronze medals in its kit.
“I’m really impressed by our sportsmen. He said. Some of them have finished now, others have won medals and others have not won.
“We started out well at home but we stopped camping because of the Covid-19 and that’s one of the problems that we face here because some athletes were really affected by the pause.
“So far registered, the coaches should be kudos. Most of these athletes were ground sport goods, which the coaches have discovered and tuned into finished products in opposition to all odds.
“Most coaches have made enormous sacrifices and used their money to develop them and today laurels are being provided. He noted that Imo Coaches deserve praise and rewards.”
He urged the government of Imo State to allow coaches to use secret talent from the different autonomous communities and countries of the federation.
Chimezie also expressed appreciation for the devotion and loyalty, commitments, and patriotism in sports and transformation to the State Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Mr Dan Ogu, and for the motherly sacrifices and encouragement of the State Director of sports, Mrs. Chizotam Aretola.
On the question of substituting ageing athletes, Chimezie highlighted the fact that the State needs to organised sports festivals in all 27 councils to uncover and cultivate secret talents for the benefit of the State and the country at large.