Nigeria prepares for Commonwealth Games
LAGOS, Feb. 9 (Xinhua/Sun) -- Nigeria's athletics contingent to 2014 Commonwealth Games needs more preparation to excel in the games, a top athletics coach in Nigeria Yusuf Ali said on Sunday.
Ali, a coach with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), made the remarks in Lagos, the country's commercial hub.
Some 73 athletes have been in camp, ahead of the 2014 Glasgow Games scheduled to hold from July 23 to Aug. 3.
The former quarter miller said the second phase of camping had just ended, adding that there would be a competition at Ijebu Ode to further prepare the athletes.
"We just finished the second phase of our training, but by next Saturday, we will start our competition in Ijebu Ode in southwest Ogun State," he added.
"From there, we will gear up for the Golden League competition which will give us a peep into what to expect from the athletes," he said.
"I can't asses our athletes now until we test their abilities," Ali told reporters.