Ochei Reiterates Commitment To Wheelchair Basketball




Former Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly,Sir Victor Ochei has reiterated his commitment to the development of Wheelchair Basketball in the country as the fourth  edition of the Victor Ochei International Wheelchair Basketball championship hots up.


*PLAYTIME: Wheelchair basketballers doing their thing

Also ,Senator Olamilekan Adeola a.k.a Yayi representing Alimosho senatorial district of Lagos State has supported the wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria with a donation of 1million naira for its activities.

Bukola Olopade, President,WBFN told sports writers that the former speaker who has been a  major supporter of the federation has pledged to sponsor this years edition of the championship as his own way of empowering the special sports athletes.

He further disclosed that Ochei’s love for special sports athletes was the main reason he will continue to sponsor the championship despite the fact hat he is no longer in government,saying that this was contrary to what many had thought. “A lot of eople were of the opinion that he will not continue because he was no longer in power. But he is ready to continue with the sponsorship.”

The former speaker according to Olopade has urged the federation to ensure that the Wheelchair Basketball team qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil .

The WBFN boss,having assured that the athletes will not disappoint at the qualifier later in the year in Algeria expressed appreciation to Senator Adeola for his financial support saying that ,’’the board is doing all it could to make life meaningful for the special sports athletes and called on many influential Nigerians to support the Wheelchair Basketball game in the country because there are many talents that will make the country proud through the game.

“We will not disappoint at the Olympics qualifier later in the year’’,he said. (Vanguard)
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