The founder, Rojenny Games village, Oba, Idemili South LGA of Anambra state, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has decried over the state of sports in the state and appealed for governor Willie Obiano’s urgent intervention.
Ezeonwuka, while addressing journalists in Awka on Tuesday, posited that there were no structure needed for systematic development of talented athletes and development of sports in the state.
He appealed to the governor investigate cases of revenue accruing to the state which was being paid into private account.
Blueprint recalled that members of Trinity Sports Club, Onitsha while protesting their ejection last week alleged that they paid stadium rent into private account.
“The sports system we have now is failing Anambra people because we are known for producing world class athletes, let them tell us the talents that have produced in the last one year.
“I must say that whoever is in charge of sports in Anambra at the moment lack the basic knowledge of what shorts development should be, he has not demonstrated that he knows what he has been called to do.
“On the recent allegation of people paying government money into private account, I advise the governor has to look into the matter because people it is not acceptable under the government of our own meticulous Gov. Obiano.
“My advise to the masses is that they should wake up and find out the truth, anybody takes money from you and put into a private account has only defrauded you because you have not paid to the government,” he said.
Rojenny, however, hailed the success of the maiden Onitsha City Marathon held on October 5 but regretted the absence of the role of Anambra sports administrators at the event.
He also condemned the spate at which athletes of Nigerian nationality abandon their states and country and move to other countries where they compete and conquer the world.