Former vice president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Tunde Abdul-Kareem has urged the Ministry of Youth and Sports to ensure that athletes preparing for the forthcoming Youth Commonwealth Games are nurtured for the future.
Team Nigeria will present 26 athletes at the games which gets underway on July 19 in Bahamas.
The team will participate in six sports according to the Ministry.
In a chat with brila.net Abdul-Kareem opined that the athletes currently in camp; numbering over 50, need to be adequately prepared for the 2017 CYG and future events.
In addition, the former AFN chief stressed the need to provide an enabling environment for Athletes and ensure the Sport is attractive again.
However, he rued the mistakes of the past and warned that Nigeria could not afford to allow history repeat itself by losing some of its best Athletes.