Nigeria is set to have its debut feel of rope jump/skipping sport, as plans have been set in motion for the country to host the rest of Africa in a forum where ideas will be exchanged and technique of the game taught.
Though the sport is still largely unpopular in Nigeria, officials are already working round the clock to publicise the event and ensure the country starts winning well internationally.
To set the expedition in motion, the secretary-general of Nigeria Rope Skipping Federation (NRSF), Olusesan Olukoya said a training workshop to introduce jump rope and skipping sport will hold from April 18 to 20.
Olukoya stated further that the workshop, which will hold at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, is meant to showcase spectacular talents and skills among youths in African nations that are new entrants to the event.
It will also involve steps to inculcate them with the understanding of ideas and styles from rated nations that have been skipping for so long.
Olukoya said officials and athletes from over 10 countries will take part in the workshop, while coaches and officials from France, United States of America and United Kingdom will handle the programme.
The scribe added that over 1,000 school pupils and students as well as 200 teachers from across Nigeria will also participate in the workshop.
He disclosed further that Nigeria was chosen as host of the workshop at the African leaders meeting during the World Jump Rope Championship and Camp in Orlando, Florida, USA in July 2018.
Olukoya said: “We are indeed ready to host African nation’s officials and its athletes as well as international coaches and trainers from the United Kingdom, France, and the United States that are expected to honour our invitation for the timely workshop.”