Lagos - The country’s wheelchair basketball players may be missing in a crucial international competition, the 5th TAFISA World Sport for All Games, meant for non-Olympic sports.
It is not because of lack of funds but failure to enter the team before the closing of registration.
The Games started in 1992, and held every four years, which will hold from July 5 to July 11 in Siauliai, Lithuania, will run parallel with the Olympic Games.
The Secretary of the Wheelchair Basketball Federation (WBF), Victor Anusa, said that they could not meet the requirements before the closing of registration on May 30.
``Bukola Olapade, the President of WBF has got the sponsors to fund the trip if we will still be given admission to participate in the TAFISA Games,’’ he said.
Anusa said the federation was still in consultation with the organisers of the Games because they had been able to get a sponsor which is the major requirement.
Anusa, who is also the secretary, Amputee-Football Federation, said they were also preparing for the World Amputee-Football Federation (WAFF) Championship in November.
He said the federation would begin a national camp in July preparatory to the world championship scheduled for Russia.
He said the players would either be camped in Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri or the National Stadium, Lagos.