Sports Youth Sports Federation to Introduce Boxing Championship in Nigerian Prison



The Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) on Saturday said it planned to introduce a boxing competition in the Nigeria Prisons in Enugu.

The Secretary of YSFON in Enugu State, John Eli, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the competition was part of the talent hunt by the federation.

Eli said that it would also help the inmates of the prison to have a sense of belonging and rediscover their talents while in custody.

``We will also introduce other indoor games for them but we want to first introduce boxing in to know how it will be received before introducing others.

``Introduction of these indoor sports will go a long way to encourage some talented inmates to be busy.

``Sports in prison have been a routine activity outside the country where some of the great boxers were discovered,” he said.

Eli, who is also the Director of Sports in Enugu, said YSFON was awaiting the final approval from the Nigeria Prison Service to kick start the event.