Following the poor performance of Nigeriaâ€™s sole representative, Ganiyu Muideen,Â in the boxingÂ event of the Junior Olympics, which came to an end recently in Singapore,Â President of theÂ Nigeria Boxing Federation, NBF, Rotimi George-Taylor, says that they would go back to theÂ drawing board.
He said that they are going to adopt a new method in picking boxers that would represent theÂ country in international competitions like the fast approaching Commonwealth Games holdingÂ later in the year in New Delhi, India.
The sports administrator, who has recently returned to the country from Singapore, said thatÂ the Youth Olympics is an eye opener for the Federation and a great exposure for the amateurÂ boxer who has learnt a lot from the competition.
â€œThere is need for us to have a different approach to any competition that our boxers wouldÂ attend henceforth because the Olympics has shown us that we have the raw materials but we stillÂ need more than the talents. We have concluded arrangements for our boxers to be in tune withÂ the latest boxing techniques because we donâ€™t want them to fail in any competition again,â€ heÂ said.