Poaching is a recurrent theme at every National Sports festival in the country while some think it can’t be solved, some school of thoughts believed it can’t be eradicated, of such is the President of Nigeria Squash Referees Association, Bola Magaji, who is also a former squash player.
In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, Mogaji described the effect of poaching on Nigeria Sports stating that “it does not encourage steady growth and development of athletes,”
In finding solution to this menace, the Chief referee at the ongoing 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin stated that “adequate remuneration and attractive incentives for athletes would curtail cases of poaching.
On the Organization of the 2020 National Sports Festival, “The host state, Edo, parades one of the best state-of- the art facilities, but lacks organisational expertise, adding that “It is not all about money”.
The National Sports Festival is slated to end on 14th of April.